Lamar High School due to shooting on campus – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

What to know

  • Two students were shot on campus just before 7 a.m. before classes began Monday.
  • A man was arrested by the police shortly after arriving at the premises.
  • The conditions of the injured students are not yet known; The motive behind the shooting is yet to be ascertained.

Two students are recovering from a shooting at Lamar High School in Arlington Monday morning, police and district officials have confirmed.

The Arlington Independent School District said the shooting happened on school grounds but outside the school at 6:55 a.m., 40 minutes before school was due to start. Two injured students are said to be receiving medical treatment, but further information on their conditions is not yet known.

Arlington police said they received multiple reports of shots fired on campus just before 7 a.m. Arlington police took one person into custody in connection with the shooting shortly after arriving on campus, according to the district and police. Police have not released any information, including the age of the man in custody, and no information about a motive has been confirmed.

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Arlington police investigate a shooting outside Lamar High School on Monday, March 20, 2023.

The district said the scene at the high school is safe and parents are not allowed on campus because the campus is on lockdown. Police said Monday morning that they plan to release the students for the day once the lockdown is lifted, which will happen after the building is cleared by police.

The district urged parents, students and community members to stay off campus while police investigate.

Monday was the first day of class for students in Arlington ISD who went out for spring play last week.

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