Published: Jan 04, 2012 7:21 PM EST

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Police have shot and killed an armed 15-year-old student at a middle school in South Texas.
    
Brownsville police Detective J.J. Trevino says police received a call around 8 a.m. Wednesday that there was an individual with a weapon at Cummings Middle School. Police found the student with a handgun in a hallway and shot him.
    
Cameron County Justice of the Peace Kip V. Johnson Hodge told The Brownsville Herald the student died.
    
The shooting remains under investigation, but the gunman was an 8th-grade student at the school.
    
Trevino says the school was immediately placed on lockdown and no one else was injured. Trevino said he had no information on why the student had the gun.
    
Brownsville is 280 miles south of San Antonio on the southern tip of Texas.

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