Student shot at Texas high school; suspect still at large

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A 16-year-old student mistakenly shot his friend in their Houston-area high school's ROTC room before fleeing and being arrested several hours later, officials said Wednesday.

Houston Independent School District Superintendent Grenita Lathan called the boy's death "a tragic loss".

KHOU reports that CPR was being performed on the student as he was rushed to a hospital.

The city, a suburb south west of Houston, confirmed on Twitter that there was a shooting and said the suspect is still at large.


Police said officers arrested the shooter and a second person connected to the case after a four-hour manhunt. "Pulling a trigger on a gun, whether you know if it's loaded or not, is an intentional act. We offer our deepest sympathies to the student's family and friends", the school district said in a statement.

The sixteen-year-old Bellaire High School shooting suspect is in custody and has been charged with manslaughter.

Authorities are still looking for the gun, which Bartlett said the student brought from home. The district canceled classes Wednesday, after Latham originally said they were going on as scheduled. "Whether he meant to be violent or not, he killed somebody".

Police responded a shooting at Bellaire High School around 4 p.m. local time, according to CNN affiliate KTRK.

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