Student shot at Texas high school; suspect still at large

Students watch from across the street as authorities respond to a shooting at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Local officials say a student has been shot at a high school in Texas and a suspect remains at large

BELLAIRE, Texas — A student was shot Tuesday at a high school in Texas and a suspect remained at large, local officials said.

Emergency crews were seen performing CPR as the student was carried on a stretcher to an ambulance outside Bellaire High School, KPRC-TV reports. There were conflicting media reports about whether the shooting happened inside or outside the school.

The city, a suburb south west of Houston, confirmed on Twitter that there was a shooting and said the suspect is still at large. It advised resident to avoid the area around the school or remain in their homes.

Television footage from the school showed students gathered outside and police cars and an ambulance with their lights blazing.

Houston Independent School District police officials said that the shooting is under investigation and declined to comment further or say when more information would be released. School officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

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