Dallas County Sheriff Adam Adante confirmed there were “multiple injured people” at the scene of the shooting when officers arrived.
Earlier, at a press conference, Sheriff Adante simply declared that the shooter had been identified without giving further details on his identity and state of health.
Students and staff were returning to class this morning after the holiday break when the shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. local time. The school was reportedly completely evacuated under police supervision around 8:30 a.m.
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Authorities are expected to hold another press briefing later this afternoon.
With information from NBC News, Associated Press and CNN