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Texas High School Shooting Incident Claims One Life, 17-year-old Arrested in Arlington

Texas High School Shooting Incident Claims One Life, 17-year-old Arrested in Arlington

Arlington, Texas – According to the Arlington police, a student from Bowie High School opened fire outside the school and killed another student.

The tragic incident happened at about 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday. The students were shocked and the entire school was placed on lockdown.

The 18-year-old student was discovered on the ground by the school resource police, who began administering CPR until he was taken to a hospital. The student was declared dead upon arrival.

Etavion Barnes was named as the deceased student as identified by the medical examiner’s office. Barnes was shot six times and succumbed to his injuries.

According to authorities, the alleged shooter, a 17-year-old, attempted to flee the school but was apprehended near the campus.

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The authorities revealed that the student knew each other and remained tight-lipped on the circumstances that led to the shooting.

Additionally, the police were unable to confirm whether the suspect ever brought the firearm into the school. Metal detectors are in use at the school as per FOX4News.

According to Chief Al Jones of the Arlington Police Department, a 17-year-old student at Bowie High School shot and murdered an 18-year-old student. The suspect has been taken into custody.

“We cannot tolerate this kind of violence in our community,” said Arlington Police Chief Al Jones. “We can’t tolerate this kind of violence in our neighborhood, and we certainly won’t tolerate in our schools.”

The shooter is 17 years old and will be booked as an adult. The authorities will reveal his name and mugshot after the booking.

Hours following the shooting, the school system instructed parents to meet their children at a building located miles away from the school.

At the AISD Athletics and Aquatics Center, the reunion continued late into the night.

A bus took every student from Bowie who was on campus to the reunion center. Arlington Independent School District has requested that all parents present photo identification. Students could only be picked up by individuals who were identified as contacts in Parent Self Serve and had the “can pick up” option selected.

When classes start up again, the superintendent promises that there will be guidance counselors available to help.

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