Brownsville, Texas police shot and killed an eighth grade student who they say engaged them with a firearm at Cummings Middle School this morning. Around 8 a.m., authorities say they found the student in the hallway with a gun and shot him. He was taken to Valley Baptist Medical Center, but later succumbed to his injuries.

The student's identity has yet to be released and the school was placed on lock down. No other students were injured, but one was detained for questioning. If you were in that officer's shoes, would you be able to pull the trigger?

More details as they come.

[via USA Today and Brownsville Herald]

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