Austin ISD officer shot at Northeast ECHS; suspect still at large

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin Independent School District police officer was shot at Northeast Early College High School Tuesday, sources told KXAN.

The high school, which is near U.S. 290, is on lockdown due to shots heard in the area, according to the school district.

The officer was taken to the hospital and their condition is unknown at this time. Austin ISD added the officer was injured during an altercation in the parking lot.

Sources told KXAN that the suspect is still at large.

  • Police investigating a shooting at Northeast High School in Austin on Dec. 5, 2023. (KXAN Photo/Jala Washington)
  • Police investigating a shooting at Northeast High School in Austin on Dec. 5, 2023. (KXAN Photo/Jala Washington)

District officials asked people to not come to the campus and said in a later update that the campus is safe.

KXAN reached out to the Austin Police Department, and the agency confirmed it received a call to assist another agency at 10:43 a.m. in the 7200 block of Berkman Drive.

This is a developing story; KXAN will update this story as more information becomes available.

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