1 shot at Italy, Texas school; suspect arrested

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The school received an accountability rating of "met standard".

The town of Italy has a population of about 2,000 and only one high school. The dropout rate was 1.1%.

A 16-year-old boy shot a 15-year-old girl in a Texas high school cafeteria Monday, officials said.

"We hope that things like this never happen in a community; unfortunately, we have to prepare as a school district", he said.

An active shooter was reported at about 8 a.m.at Italy High School, in the Italy Independent School District.

It's unclear what led to the shooting.


The injured girl, who was not identified, was transported to Parkland Hospital with unknown injuries.

He added that counselors will be provided on campus to speak with students.

Edge says both students attended the school in the tiny town of Italy, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Dallas.

Earlier in the morning, an Italy ISD parent showed WFAA a text message alert Superintendent Joffre sent Monday morning. Her condition is not known. He would not say whether the boy has had disciplinary issues at the school.

The Ellis County sheriff's office confirmed in the morning that students at Italy High School were being moved, "under guard", to a different location. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be shared as becomes available.

Other details were not released.

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