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Police kill armed 8th-grader at Texas middle school

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Police today shot and killed an armed 15-year-old student at a middle school in South Texas.

Brownsville police detective J.J. Trevino says police received a call around 8 a.m. that there was an individual with a weapon at Cummings Middle School. Police found the student in a hallway and shot him.

The shooting remains under investigation, but the gunman was an 8th-grade student at the school.

Trevino says the school was immediately placed on lockdown and no one else was injured.

Brownsville is 280 miles south of San Antonio on the southern tip of Texas.

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