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2 Fort Worth students arrested after shots fired near Arlington Heights High

Two Arlington Heights High School students were in custody Thursday after gunfire erupted near the school.

No injuries were reported by police or school officials.

Officers were dispatched shortly after 1:30 p.m. on a call about a fight in the parking lot of a McDonald’s in the 3300 block of South Hulen Street across Hulen from the south end of the campus.

Several shots were fired, but no one was hit, police Sgt. Steve Enright said in an email.

A Heights student in the fight fired a gun, then dropped it, Enright said. It remained missing late Thursday afternoon. The teen was taken into custody.

Officers arrested another student with a weapon they thought was the one from the incident, but it turned out to be a CO2 pistol. That student also was detained.

“The Arlington Heights High School situation remains under control,” says an alert sent at 2:31 p.m. from Fort Worth school district spokesman Clint Bond. An earlier alert says the school was locked down while administrators and teachers made sure “everything was under control.”

A third alert at 3:26 p.m. says that “in an abundance of caution” campus leaders canceled after-school activities except for a boys basketball away game.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

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