HISD police: 18-year-old arrested in shooting at parking lot of Heights High School; more suspects possible

Student shot in parking lot of Heights High School, HISD spokesperson says (KPRC)

HOUSTON – An18-year-old was arrested Friday for his involvement in a shooting that happened at Heights High School, Houston Independent School District Police Department said.

HISD police said the teen is among at least five people suspected in the shooting.

On Thursday, a student was shot in the parking lot of the school located at 413 E 13th Street, officials said. The teen’s condition was not known.

Principal Wendy Hampton said the school was temporarily placed on lockdown until the business

It is unclear what prompted the shooting. Police have not provided any information on the suspected gunman.

On Thursday, Principal Wendy Hampton released the following statement regarding the lockdown:

“This is an important message for Height High School parents from Principal Wendy Hampton. Our campus is temporarily on lockdown as a precautionary measure while police investigate a shooting that took place at our school in an outside parking area. One student has been transported to the hospital. All other students are safe, our building is secure, and our instructional day continues. Dismissal will take place at the regular time and there will be additional police patrols. If you have any questions, please contact our school at 713.865.4400. Again, this is an important message for Heights High School parents and students from Principal Wendy Hampton.”

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