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News Release



January 22, 2018


On Monday January 22, 2018 at approximately 7:53am an active shooter was reported on the Italy High School campus.  The shooter was apprehended within minutes of the incident by Italy Police Department on the High School campus.

At this time, there is only one Victim, a 15 year old female.  The female Victim was transported to Parkland Hospital by air ambulance.  The Suspect is a 16 year old male.  

Our City is grateful for the immediate law-enforcement response and the response from within the community.  As we go forward in this difficult time, please know that the City of Italy is here to support our community in any way possible.  For any questions regarding this incident, please contact the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office.




Jackie Cate


City of Italy

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