Shooting at the YES Prep Southwest Secondary School in Houston

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A 25-year-old Black male armed with a rifle forced entrance at a Houston prep school Friday. He opened fire and white a male school employee with a gunshot wound to the back, in serious condition, has been rushed to Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center Emergency Room where he sustained surgery. Later was declared the injured man was the principal of the school, Eric Espinoza. Officers arrived to the scene “within minutes” following the call and once inside the school came upon the suspect and he “surrendered without incident.” He is in custody. According to family members, Dexter Kelsey is the accused YES Prep gunman. YES Prep Southwest Secondary School which serves grades 6 through 12 said in a statement that “no students have been injured.”

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The campus has an enrollment of more than 1,000 students.”We cannot imagine the terror you must have felt as the events unfolded. [Friday’s] shocking incident is one that no student, parent or educator should ever have to go through or cope with on their own. We have counselors standing by to help anyone needing support over the weekend, next week, and through the school year,” the school wrote. A staging area for parents was set up at West Fuqua and Hiram Clarke and students were sent to that location. Classes at YES Prep Southwest Secondary will be canceled Monday through Wednesday next week.