HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An employee at a Houston charter school was wounded after being shot by a former student, police said.
It happened this morning at YES Prep Southwest Academy.READ MORE: Nigerian National Sobanke Idris Sunday Adereti Guilty Of Elder Fraud Related Violations
The 25-year-old suspect surrendered to police shortly after the shooting, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said.
According to police, the man shot a door, then entered the school and shot the employee in the back. The worker was listed in serious condition at a local hospital.
No students were hurt, school officials aid.
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UPDATE: There is one suspect in custody. Officers are searching the school for any other possible suspects at this time. Scene is still active. More information will be provided as it becomes available. #HouNews https://t.co/gva2FvQdom
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) October 1, 2021
Earlier Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Twitter that multiple agencies were responding to a “possible active shooter incident at a school.”
Live TV footage from the scene showed students crying and holding each other as ambulances with their lights flashing navigated caution tape and law enforcement officials to get to the school.
A statement issued by YES Prep said, in part:
“Police are on campus with a suspect in custody who opened fire inside the school. No students have been injured.”
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