Junior high school student dies in shooting in Waxahachie

Waxahachie police are investigating the shooting death of a junior high school student.

Police said they got a call about shots being fired in the 800 block of E. Main Street around 10 p.m. Thursday. They found a teenager with gunshot wounds inside a home.

The teen was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. Family members have identified him as 15-year-old Spencer Noble.

Spencer was a student at Coleman Junior High School in the Waxahachie Independent School District.

“Waxahachie ISD grieves along with our student’s family and friends. We are providing support to students and staff members at Coleman Junior High and other campuses affected by this tragic loss,” a spokeswoman for the district said.

Police said they are treating the case as an unexplained death – possibly an accidental shooting. They are interviewing family members and others who were in the home at the time.

While investigators say there were other people present at the home, they would not say how many or their exact relationship to Spencer.

Investigators are awaiting the medical examiner's findings. However, they do not believe foul play was involved. They are not looking for any suspects.

Additional counselors were staffed at Coleman Junior High to help Spencer's grief-stricken classmates. His principal remembers him fondly.

"He was a very charismatic person. Everybody loved him. He was funny,” said Coleman Junior High Principal Brad Andrews. “You enjoyed talking to him. When he was in the room, he grabbed the attention of a lot people."