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Active shooter at high school in Alpine, Texas

Students evacuating Alpine High School after the shooting Thursday morning.

Students evacuating Alpine High School after the shooting Thursday morning.

(Alpine Avalanche)

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 11:40 AM

A shooter opened fire at Alpine High School in Alpine, Texas Thursday morning, police confirmed.

Alpine Police told the Daily News there was an active shooter at the school, and other schools in the district are in lockdown.

The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office told The News there could be two shooting suspects, and that at least one person was taken to a hospital.

There have been no confirmed reports of arrests or shooting victims.

A public radio reporter in Marfa, about 30 miles west of Alpine, tweeted that one student was injured and the shooter died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

Alpine High School in Alpine, Texas. 

Alpine High School in Alpine, Texas. 

Alpine is a town of 5,900 residents in western Texas, about 200 miles southeast of El Paso.

Classes in the school district began Aug. 22. The district — comprising only one elementary, middle and high school — has about 1,000 students, according to its website.

Sul Ross State University in Alpine said there was “an active shooter threat” on the campus, and went into lockdown. Authorities have not confirmed an attack at the college.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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