Former Student in Custody After Shooting at YES Prep Southwest Secondary

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A former student is in custody and a school administrator is hospitalized in serious condition after a shooting at YES Prep Southwest Secondary in Houston. 

A 25-year-old former student is in custody following an active shooting situation at YES Prep Southwest Secondary in Harris County, the most populous county in Texas. 

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The man entered the school by shooting through a glass door at the entryway and immediately fired at a school administrator, striking the victim in the back. 

According to a tweet, Houston police were dispatched to 4400 Anderson Road at Hiram Clarke around 11:45 a.m. Friday. Parents were urged to reunite with their children at West Fuqua and Hiram Clarke as authorities blocked off the road to investigate. 

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“I don’t think any kid or anybody should witness this but it’s the world that we live in,” said Houston police chief Troy Finner, per Click 2 Houston. “The most important thing—a lot of the time people don’t seek help. For any kids or any school administrator or anybody involved with this, seek some help through counseling.” 

YES Prep Southwest Secondary educates students in grades 6 through 12 in Houston’s underserved communities. It had 1,010 students in the 2019-2020 academic year, per Texas Tribune data.

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