A SHOOTING has taken place in a small town Texas high school today with the shooter suspect in custody and one person injured.
The shooting took place at Italy High School, in the town of Italy, about 65 kilometres south of Dallas.
It was not immediately known if the shooting, which occurred about 8am. Monday local time, caused any casualties, although Dallas news channel WFAA has reported that the person injured has been transported to hospital.
Police haven't released any other information about the incident.
Officials at nearby Stafford Elementary School confirmed to local that both it and Italy High School were under lockdown.
Students have been moved, under guard, into the school's domed stadium.
Italy High School, which has students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades, had 281 students enrolled last year according to the Texas Tribune.
The Ellis County sheriff's office announced the shooting on Twitter.
In a Twitter update the sheriff's office said that the shooter had been identified and that the "shooter is in custody". It later added that a media centre would be set up at the parking lot of a local church so that media could follow the unfolding story.
Italy bills itself as "the biggest little town in Texas" and has a population of about 2,000, according to the Dallas Morning News.
This article first appeared in the New York Post and is republished with permission.