POSTED: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 11:19am
UPDATED: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:06pm
Police have identified the student as 15-year-old Jaime Gonzalez who was carrying a handgun on school property. Local police were immediately notified and arrived on the scene within minutes. According to reports, the student engaged officers who were then forced to open fire. There is no word yet on whether the eighth grade student discharged his own weapon. The teenager was transferred to Valley Baptist Medical Center immediately after the shooting but was pronounced dead at shortly after nine a.m. BISD officials maintain no other students were injured in the incident.