The Alpine High School shooting that took place on Wednesday left one student injured and the suspect dead.
It was reported by the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office that they received a call before 9 a.m. regarding a situation at Alpine High School.
Alpine High School Shooting Shooter
According to News West, law enforcement authorities confirmed that a 14-year-old female freshman was the shooter, but her name was not released. Officials said that the shooter turned the gun on herself after shooting another student.
The suspect shot a 16-year-old student in the lower extremities. When law enforcement authorities went inside the school, they were unaware that the female student found dead was the shooter.
Cade Blevins, the victim’s ex-boyfriend, said that he never knew the suspect, and that “she was really secluded and didn’t have many friends.”
As of now, police have not released details about the type of gun used. However, Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said in an interview that they found a semi-automatic pistol next to the female shooter’s body. He added that they found a lot of ammunition but never said how much.
Alpine High School Shooting Victim
The 16-year-old student who was shot was identified as Sedonah Young.
According to Heavy, authorities said that Young is also a freshman at the school. The victim was taken to a local hospital then was released. It was reported by friends that Young was going to be fine.
“Alpine used to be the safest place ever…Now this happens and everything will change. Huge prayers to @SedonahYoung. God is with you,” a student tweeted.
“She’s an extremely kind girl. She’s nice to everyone she meets. She’s just an average teenage girl, with a big heart and lots of love for her friends. Plus she’s extremely pretty, and an amazing friend,” Blevins said.
Another student said that Sedonah was resting at her home and is in good spirits. A friend of Sedonah also wrote, “I’m so glad you’re ok. I love you so much Sedonah #prayforsedonah #prayforalpine.”
so blessed to know that my best friend is okay. pic.twitter.com/3XKTVyTedI
— rachel (@RACHALSEY) September 8, 2016
— Sedonah (@SedonahYoung) August 17, 2016
— Sedonah (@SedonahYoung) January 1, 2016