POSTED: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 4:55pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 4:02pm
This a News Center 23 UPDATE- Brownsville Police confirm a shooting this morning at Cummings Middle School. Police and EMS units responded to the school shortly after 8am. A male student was shot by police. The student is in custody and has been transported to a local hospital in undisclosed condition. Another male student was taken into custody by police. All other students and faculty are reported unharmed and safe. Classes have been CANCELLED for the rest of the day. Students will be bused to nearby Porter High School, where they will be available for pickup. News Center 23 Reporter Matthew Searcy and Claudia Mickle are on the scene. Stay tuned to News Center 23 for further updates.
Brownsville ISD Official Statement
A male 8th grade Cummings Middle School student brandished a weapon today at approximately 8 AM in the school’s main hallway. School administrators immediately contacted the Brownsville Police Department and BISD Police and Security Services. The school initiated standard lock down procedures. Law Enforcement Officers responded to the scene immediately. The student engaged the officers and was shot. He was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. No other students or employees were injured. After the shooting, law enforcement officers searched the entire school room by room. A staging area for Cummings Middle School parents was created at the nearby Ringgold Civic Pavilion located in Dean Porter Park where they received more information from school administrators. All Cummings students and employees are being relocated by school buses to the Porter High School gymnasium while officers investigate at the school. The relocation should be complete by 10:30 AM. The lockdown was lifted at 9:50 AM. Both the Brownsville Police Department and BISD Police and Security Services will be investigating this incident. Cummings has a student enrollment of approximately 750.