One Dead After Shooting at Local High School

Police at the scene at Bowie High School | Image by NBC 5 DFW

8 p.m. Update

Arlington PD and AISD held a press conference Wednesay evening where they confirmed the 18-year-old shooting victim has died from his injuries after being shot five to six times outside the High School.

The shooter is a 17-year-old who attended Bowie High School and knew the shooting victim. Police say the suspect attempted to flee from the school before being taken in custody. Once he is booked into jail his name and a mugshot will be released.

Classes at Bowie High School are canceled Thursday

5 p.m. Update

One suspect is in custody, according to APD.

4 p.m. Update

Bowie High School in Arlington was placed under lockdown Wednesday afternoon following a reported shooting, according to a social media post by the Arlington Police Department.

The shooting was reported at about 2:50 p.m., just before the usual 3 p.m. dismissal time. The resulting lockdown delayed school dismissal while police investigated the incident that occurred outside the school near a portable building.

According to APD, “one victim was transported to the hospital.”

A video posted on social media shows an officer attempting life-saving measures on a person who is lying on the ground between a portable building and a red brick building.

The identity of the individual receiving CPR is unknown.

At about 4 p.m., police posted on social media that parents could reunite with their children at the AISD Athletics and Aquatics Center at 1001 E. Division St. All children inside the school were reported to be safe, according to a message from Arlington ISD.

The high school went into lockdown shortly after Adam Elementary School, which is also part of the Arlington School District, came out of lockdown. It is unclear if the two lockdowns are related.

The Dallas Express will continue to follow this story as more details become available.

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