October 27, 2021

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Houston school employee shot at by former student, police say

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Houston school employee shot at by former student, police say
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Houston school employee shot at by former student, police say
Houston school employee shot at by former student, police say

HOUSTON: A former student of a Houston charter school shot at an employee on campus Friday morning before quickly surrendering to police, authorities said.
The shooting happened about 11:45 am at YES Prep Southwest Secondary, a charter school that serves students in sixth through 12th grades. Houston police chief Troy Finner said the man shot through the school’s door, then shot at the employee in the back.
The employee was in serious condition at a hospital, Finner said.
No students were hurt, the school said in a statement.
Police did not release the name of the wounded employee or the shooter but said they were able to quickly identify him because he was a former student.
A line of students in masks streamed out of the school just before 1 pm, holding their hands up to show officers they were not carrying a weapon. Multiple students told reporters that they saw blood while leaving the building.
“You don’t want anything like this to happen,” Finner said, “but I want to commend those students. Every student I’ve seen coming out, they were calm. The administrators, the teachers, outstanding job. I want to commend them … they train for it.”

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