Two in custody following LSC campus shooting

by Stephen Petrina on January 22, 2013

Kingwood Observer, Stefanie Thomas, January 22, 2013 — Hundreds of law enforcement personnel descended on Lone Star College-North Harris after reports of a shooting on campus just after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Two suspects were led from the campus in handcuffs and at least three people were sent to area hospitals. There were no reports of any fatal injuries at this point.

The incident unfolded at the Lone Star College-North Harris Campus, 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive. The area was locked down until about 2 p.m. when Lone Star College officials released the following message via the college’s official Twitter account: “Shooting around 12:31 today at LSC-North Harris between two individuals, three shot. Danger has been mitigated. Situation under control.”

At 2:30 p.m., Lone Star College released this statement: “The LSC-North Harris campus has been evacuated and is now closed for the remainder of the day. Please continue to monitor the Lonestar.eduwebsite for additional information on campus operations.”

The first suspect was detained within minutes of law enforcement arrival. A couple hours later, a second suspect was detained in nearby brush and returned to the campus.

At nearby Aldine ISD campuses, plans were in place to safely get students home after the second suspect reportedly was captured, according to a district spokesperson.

“We have four campuses that are currently on lockdown,” said Aldine ISD spokesperson Mike Keeney. “Nimitz High School, Dunn Elementary, Nimitz 9th grade campus, and Parker Intermediate will be released at 3:30 p.m. After the buses have rolled, children who normally ride with their parents can pick up their students shortly after. Students who walk home will have to be picked up by their parents today.

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