HOUSTON -- A gunman went on a shooting spree at the Piney Point Elementary School in southwest Houston early Friday, wounding two police officers and prompting teachers and students to flee the campus.
Police said no children were injured.
The wounded officers were taken to Ben Taub Hospital where doctors reported one was in serious condition and the other in stable condition.
The man, armed with at least two semi-automatic weapons, shot out the front window and a door at about 8 a.m. CDT and then walked down a hall with his guns. Some teachers seeing the man rushed students out of the building.
Other teachers pushed students into classrooms and locked doors.
A police department spokesman said an officer teaching an anti-drug class at the school was shot twice, once in the left shoulder and once in the right side of his back. He was not wearing a bullet-proof vest.
A second officer arriving at the school was shot once in the chest area.
Other officers arriving at the scene chased the suspect into a side building on the school campus and arrested him. A third officer reportedly hurt his ankle while chasing the suspect.
Five officers escorted the suspect into the downtown police headquarters for questioning. Homicide detectives said they do not yet know what prompted the incident.
Many of the students and teachers ran to a business parking lot near the school, but other students scattered as they fled the campus. Teachers gathered those students together a couple of blocks from the school.
Last Friday, a 17-year-old student pulled a pistol during an argument at an Amarillo high school in the Texas Panhandle, injuring seven students, one of them seriously.