Classes to resume today
Another school shooting, this time here in the Houston area. But unlike last month's massacre in Connecticut, Harris County Sheriff's Major Armando Tello says the shooting at Lone Star College erupted from a verbal argument outside the library, and left four people hospitalized, two are in custody.
"We found the incident was not an active shooter incident, but was an altercation between two individuals," Tello told reporters.
The two gunmen involved were hospitalized following the incident. One of the gunmen has been named. Carlton Berry, 22, has been charged with aggravated assault. He apparently went to the hospital with a self inflicted gunshot wound.
According to Harris County criminal records, Berry was charged and convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession the last two years. And in 2009 he was sentenced to nine months probation and ordered to pay a fine for theft.
The identity of the wounded individuals and related developments will be released when they become available.
A school maintenance worker was shot in the crossfire, suffering non life-threatening wound to his leg.
Meanwhile, math tutor Norris Favaroth tells KTRH News students barricaded themselves away from the door.
"They were hiding under tables, they were hiding behind each other, people were calling 911, they were on Facebook, it was crazy," says Favaroth.
The school just hours earlier had released an 'active shooter' safety video to students.
Student Kendrick Ferguson was among those immediately evacuated.
"It’s kind of sad, people come here to get an education," says Ferguson. "Like me, I come for an education, I don't come for violence."
The shooting also put four Aldine ISD schools on lockdown until authorities gave the 'all clear' around 3pm.
Classes at the college resume today.