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Brownsville, Texas, police officer shoots vehicle driving ‘recklessly’ past high school

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A Texas police officer opened fire on a vehicle driving “recklessly” on school grounds Tuesday during the first day of classes at the Brownsville Independent School District.

The incident happened around 9 a.m. outside Porter Early College.

Brownsville ISD Police and Security Services officers were called to the scene to investigate “suspicious activity,” the district said in a news release.

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Police in Brownsville, Texas responded to Porter Early College High School on Tuesday, Aug. 13, following a report of “suspicious activity,” the Brownsville Independent School District said.
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They discovered a driver who, according to officials, “recklessly attempted to flee while students and staff were present.”

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“The officer, fearing for the safety of staff and students, discharged his weapon at the vehicle, as it approached it,” the statement read. “The vehicle fled.”

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Police later said they made arrests, although it is unclear who was arrested.

All students and staff at the school are “safe and secure,” Brownsville ISD said.