Wagner High School Placed in Lockdown After Shooting

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Wagner High School in San Antonio, Texas was placed into lockdown Thursday morning after a suspect opened fire onto the principal’s vehicle in the parking lot. The suspect was found and taken into custody but he has yet to be identified.

Judson Independent School District spokesman Steve Linscomb announced the shooting was reported just after 9:30 a.m. and confirmed that the sole target was the principal’s vehicle.

The lockdown was lifted briefly just before noon before a call was received from someone claiming to be the shooter, who vowed to return to the school and resume shooting at the school. Officials then reissued a “code red lockdown” that remained until it was just lifted just before 1:00 p.m.

Linscomb announced several witnesses to the shooting have come forth; they reported the gunman wore a white tank top and drove a white four-door sedan. The suspect then allegedly hit the principal’s vehicle with a baseball bat, took out a gun and fired several shots at the car before driving away from the scene. School administrators believe the perpetrator was a disgruntled student who was sent home over something he had worn to school.

The school is preparing an early dismissal Thursday and students are only allowed to leave the campus with a parent or by bus.

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