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There was a very sad school shooting in Alpine, Texas today

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Alpine, Texas. (WordShore/Flickr)

Alpine, Texas, was home to a sad school shooting today: a high school freshman girl took her own life with a gun. She had just moved to the small town in West Texas about 6 months ago.

Another student was hurt too, and the whole school was on lockdown for awhile until it was clear that there was no further threat.


Little Alpine had an incredibly tense and difficult day, as there was also a bomb threat at a local university.

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There was a very sad school shooting in Alpine, Texas today

Holly Epstein Ojalvo

Holly’s mission is to inform, inspire, and empower engaged activists who will change the world. She was previously an editor at The New York Times and a high school teacher. She spent her brief 20’s slump at a mousepad factory. Holly earned a B.A. at Lafayette College and M.A.'s at U Delaware and NYU. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, and cat, Tomie Twotone. Follow: @heoj.

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