UPDATED One Student Killed, Two Others Injured at Spring High School
Update: The latest from HCSO: "Gang rivalry appears to be the motive in Wednesday morning's stabbings....During the altercation, 17-year-old Joshua Devon Broussard was killed and three others were injured." The alleged stabber, Luis Alonzo Alfaro, remains in Harris County Jail on a charge of murder.
Update: Seventeen-year-old Luis Alonzo Alfaro has been charged with murder, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. The HCSO tells us: "The stabbing occurred during a physical altercation between several students in the hallways. During the altercation, the suspect produced a knife and fatally stabbed the victim to death and injured 3 other victims. The 3 victims were transported to local hospitals and were treated and released. The suspect was interviewed by HCSO investigators and admitted to the stabbing."
Update: "Sheriff's investigators are questioning a 17-year-old male now considered the sole suspect in this morning's stabbings," according to the latest from the Harris County Sheriff's Office. "Two other young individuals had been questioned as 'persons of interests' and are now considered witnesses to a crime, according to investigators. No charges have been filed against the suspect yet. People 17 or older are considered adults under Texas criminal law."
Update: Press conference: Sheriff Adrian Garcia confirms one 17-year-old dead and four injured. "We have three persons of interest that our investigators are interviewing....We believe that a confrontation of some sort occurred...this morning that ultimately led to a physical confrontation that then produced weapons...We have not recovered those weapons."
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Garcia asked people with any information to contact HCSO or Crimestoppers.
"We do believe the suspects we have in custody...are the only persons of interest that we need to have in custody," he said. The suspects are students.
Two victims transported to Memorial Hermann-Northwest with "minor injuries."
Update: The victim LifeFlighted to Memorial Hermann is in good condition, a spokesperson tells us. He's described as a young patient -- exact age was not available.
Update: Students who've been stuck in the school because of a lockdown will be released at 10 a.m., KHOU is reporting.
One person was killed and others were injured after a stabbing this morning at Spring High School, the Houston Chronicle is reporting. A suspect may be on the loose, and Harris County Sheriff's Deputies know who he is, according to the story.
The Chron reports officials as saying all victims -- reports vary between 2 and 5 -- were students, but that hasn't been confirmed. "The stabbing happened about 7 a.m. on the campus at 19428 North Freeway, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office," the Chron states.
According to the Chron, one person died on the scene and two victims were LifeFlighted to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, but no information is currently available about their condition.
We'll update as soon as possible.
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