Student dies after shooting at Arlington high school, suspect charged with capital murder, reports say

Suspect is in custody; police believe shooter did not enter school

ARLINGTON – A student who was shot at Lamar High School in Arlington on Monday morning has died from their injuries, and another student has been charged with capital murder, according to police and media reports.

The Arlington Police Department said officers responded to multiple shots fired at 6:55 a.m., before school was in session. The shooting happened on campus, outside of a building.

In a news conference, APD said that a student was shot and taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to WFAA. That student later died from their injuries, and their name and age are not available.

Another student had undisclosed injuries and was taken to the hospital by her parent. Her injury is not life-threatening, police said.

The suspected shooter, who is a student at the school, was taken into custody by police shortly after they arrived at the scene, APD said. They do not believe the shooter ever entered the school.

The student will be charged with capital murder. Their name and age, and a motive, were not released.

The weapon was recovered.

“The school day does not typically begin until 7:35am -- and so school was not in session and not all students had arrived on campus when this incident occurred,” police said in a Facebook post.

The school was placed into lockdown, but students were released to their parents and guardians before 11 a.m. A reunification center was set up at the athletics complex.

The school will be closed on Tuesday.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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