A 19-year-old student was shot in the chest at Bellaire High School on Tuesday afternoon. The student was transported to an area hospital where they later passed away.
The alleged shooter, a 16-year-old Bellaire HS student as well as a second student were arrested in connection with the killing. The shooter is facing a manslaughter charge.
The high school, which serves 3,450 students and is the largest high school in HISD, typically dismisses students around 4 p.m., when the initial call of the shooting came in.
It is the first shooting at a local school since October 2019 when a student was shot and injured at Wesbury High School. HPD called that shooting an “isolated incident” and the student survived their wounds.
HISD has canceled classes at the school today.
“HISD will cancel classes for students at Bellaire High School tomorrow, Wednesday, January 15. However, staff members are asked to report to campus. Bellaire High School students should report to school on Thursday, January 16.”