Italy High School shooter committed suicide in cell, prison officials say

The person who shot a classmate at Italy High School back in 2018 was found dead in his Northeast Texas prison cell in a suspected suicide.

Chad Padilla was sentenced to 40 years for aggravated assault for the shooting.

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Prison officials said he was found dead in his cell just before 2 a.m. on Monday. His death is being investigated as a suicide.

Padilla shot a classmate when he was 16. He opened fire inside Italy High School’s cafeteria and shot 16-year-old Mahkayla Jones six times in the neck, arm and abdomen. Jones survived.


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