Houston Independent School District Superintendent Grenita Lathan called the boy's death "a tragic loss". "I honestly don't know how to answer all their questions, or to give them the reassurance they need when I'm not always so sure myself".
"There has been a shooting at Bellaire High School".
Ogg said that the shooting was reckless but there is no evidence that the two had been fighting.
Classes at the school will be canceled Wednesday.
They said no other information would be released for now, including further details about where the shooting occurred in the school complex, whether the suspect was a student or what led to the arrest.
There are conflicting reports on the exact time of the shooting, but Click2Houston reports that the motive for it is unknown. A request for assistance from the residents living near Bellaire High School was sent asking residents to notify Bellaire Police immediately if they should find what appears to be a handgun on their property.
Television footage from the school showed students gathered outside and police cars and an ambulance with their lights blazing.
This story has been corrected to reflect that the student killed was 19, not 16._Bleiberg reported from Dallas.
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