High school shooting leaves student injured

DALLAS, TX – On Friday morning, a shooting incident occurred at Wilmer-Hutchins High School in southeast Dallas, with one student injured and another taken into custody around 11 a.m., according to officials. Dallas Fire-Rescue resources responded to the incident which was first reported just after 10:30 a.m.

Police sources informed that the shooting happened inside the school’s “G” building near the football fieldhouse. The suspect, also a student at the school, was apprehended while running towards the school’s football field.

Officials expect the injured student to recover. Dallas Fire-Rescue transported the student to a local hospital for treatment. According to law enforcement sources, the suspected shooter and the victim were acquainted.

The Dallas Independent School District (ISD) confirmed in a statement at 11:15 a.m. that “all students and team members are safe” and asked everyone to avoid visiting the school campus.

Wilmer-Hutchins High School, a part of the Dallas ISD, has metal detectors, according to parents of students at the school. Furthermore, as part of a policy implemented for the 2023-2024 school year, Dallas ISD mandated all students to use clear backpacks.

While it remains uncertain how the gun was smuggled into the school, several fire trucks, ambulances, and police cars swarmed the school parking lot in response to the shooting, which shocked parents of the students at the school.