Shooting Brownsville TX Cummings Middle School: Armed Student Dead – 8th Grader

Terrible story. An armed 8th grader has been shot dead by police in Brownsville, Texas in the halls of the Cummings Middle School. Continuing updates here as details are released. UPDATE: It is not know whether the armed 15 year old fired at anyone (revised – title revised as well). See additional UPDATES below.

Cummings Middle School, Brownsville, Texas

The Washington Post:

Brownsville police Detective J.J. Trevino said police received a call at about 8 a.m. that there was someone with a weapon at Cummings Middle School. Police found the 15-year-old student with a handgun in a hallway and shot him, Trevino said.

Cameron County Justice of the Peace Kip V. Johnson Hodge told The Brownsville Herald the student died.

Trevino said the school was immediately placed on lockdown, and that no one else was injured.

A school administrator apparently noticed the student carrying the gun and called Brownsville and school district police, Trevino said. He said investigators hadn’t determined whether the student fired any shots, and he said he had no information on why the student might have had the gun on him.

UPDATE 4:27 pm 1-4-12: There isn’t much new to report at this time except that there are changes in classes tomorrow, January 5th.

Cummings Middle School will be closed to students on Thursday, January 5, 2012. Cummings classes will be held at the new Daniel Breeden Elementary School located at 3955 Dana Road. Breeden which was recently completed is vacant. Cummings students who ride school buses will be transported directly to and from Breeden Elementary from their bus stops. Students who walk to Cummings will be taken to and from Breeden on school buses from the Cummings campus. Parents who provide their own transportation are asked to drop off and pick up their children at Breeden. These arrangements are for Thursday, January 5 only.

Regular classes and school operation will resume at the Cummings Middle School campus on Friday, January 6, 2012.

UPDATE 11:26 am 1-4-12: The New York Post is saying that student was armed with a rifle and refused to drop  it.

UPDATE 11:10 am 1-4-12: The Brownsville Herald is reporting another student was detained for questioning. No one has been identified at this time.


Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook

  • Valley Texan

    I live in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, about 15 miles from Brownsville. This was a very unfortunate event, and, sadly, not too surprising. The 15 year old, 8th grade student brought what was an CO2 pistol that is an exact replica of a Glock. He refused to put it down even after several tries from the police. He then pointed it at the police who opened fire. We will probably never know why he did what he did.
    The illegal immigration/drug cartel problems and violence are becoming an everyday event somewhere in this area. Illegals have been a problem for many years, and Washington has refused to do anything to solve the problem. Those few detained are in a revolving door… deported only to walk/swim/ride across the next week and the next. Two of the 9/11 terrorists came through this border area. A friend who has two sons who work for the U.S. Border Patrol say that the number of “O.T.M.s” (other than Mexicans) caught is incredible. In recent months they have caught people from China(30 in one round up), Central America (100s), Africa (4), Iraq (24), Iran(18) and Syria (7)coming into the U.S. via this southern border. A plot to assassinate a Saudi ambassador was hatched in this area paid for by Iran with support of the Zetas Drug Cartel in Reynosa, Mx/McAllen Tx.
    When is Washington going to do what it is Constitutionally supposed to do and protect us and the borders?

  • Dave
  • someone

    first of all he didnt point the gun at anybody he was taking it out to show it to the police that it wasn’t a real gun and second of all someone else was injured but they didnt mention the other kid that way the police looked like victims but there not why couldnt they shoot him on his leg arm anywhere else that wont kill him and there is nothing to do with drug cartels in this topic idk why people start bringing them up all the time i believe police here are more drug cartels that anything else