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AISD Statement on Incident at Lanier High School

District Holds Media Briefing at 2 p.m.

AUSTIN, TX—The Austin Independent School District released the following statement from Superintendent Meria Carstarphen regarding an incident today at Lanier High School:

“Based on the information available to us at this time, I regret to inform you that a student shot himself at Lanier High School a short while ago. The student has succumbed to the wound. And, the students at the campus who were on lockdown are being released to their homes.

Buses will be available for students who ride the bus home. Parents also may pick up their students at the school. If parents are unable to pick up their students, busses will provide transportation.

We are saddened by this tragic loss. Our thoughts are with the family.”

Media Briefing

AISD is holding a media briefing with Chief of Police Eric Mendez and Superintendent Carstarphen at 2 p.m. across the street from Lanier High School on the north side of campus.