Texas teen accused of shooting his principal’s car after pounding it with a baseball bat
A teenager believed to be a student at a suburban San Antonio high school was taken into custody on suspicion of bashing the principal’s parked car with a baseball bat on Thursday and then firing shots at the vehicle, officials said.
The incident in which no one was injured prompted a lockdown at Karen Wagner High School northeast of San Antonio, a school spokesman said.
Two people are in custody including a 17-year-old male, who is the suspected shooter, and a 17-year-old female, police said.
“He pounded on the car with a baseball bat and then he shot the vehicle up,” said school spokesman Steve Linscomb. The car was severely damaged.
Linscomb said the incident may have stemmed from a dispute over the school’s dress code.
The incident comes as attention has been focused on violence at U.S. schools after a deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon this left month in which 10 were killed, including the suspected gunmen.
(Reporting by Jim Forsyth; Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Peter Cooney)