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Shot fired in Temple High School

April 16
19:30 2013

Paula Ann Solis
Staff Writer

At 8:29 a.m., Temple High School officials called in a shooting which took place on the exterior of the campus building, according to Brad Sheffield, the school’s director of communications.

The shooting, according to Sheffield, was isolated to one self-inflicted shot. The school immediately went into lockdown to check for any other threats inside the school that has 2,000 students.

The male student’s name has not been released, but he has been verified as a student of Temple High School, according to Sheffield.

Police arrived approximately one minute after the 911 call was made and the student was quickly transported to Scott and White Memorial Hospital where his conditions remains unknown.

At 10:35 a.m., the lock down was removed and students were allowed to leave the building, according the Sheffield. Sheffield said many parents have picked up their children since the lift of the lockdown, however the school is encouraging parents to let their students finish the school day.

Sheffield said classes have not been canceled and school this week will continue as usual.

The Temple Police have not yet been reached for comment.

Temple High School is about 35 minutes south of Waco.

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