Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Suspect in custody after shots fired report at California high school

Highland High School in Palmdale California Highland High School in Palmdale California Highland High School in Palmdale California
Faye Gross | 12 May, 2018, 08:15

Sheriff's deputies also headed to a second school, Manzanita Elementary School, a few miles away after receiving reports around 7:30 a.m. that people thought they heard gunfire, Boese said. The LA County Sheriff Department tweeted that the Palmdale high school shooting appears to be an isolated shooting and that the weapon, a rifle, has been successfully procured by authorities off campus.

"That student is going to be OK", Captain Darren Harris, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, said.

He says one student was shot in the arm and the shooting stemmed from a dispute between the shooter and the victim. The victim wound has been determined as non-life-threatening and since been admitted to a local hospital where he is expected to recover fully.

It is unclear what the suspect was aiming for, the sheriff said, adding that it is early in the investigation. This is reportedly the 21st school shooting in the United States this year.

Parents and students were outside the school crying as investigators remained on campus.

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Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are responding to a report of a man with a gun at a high school in the city of Palmdale. I heard it at the other side of the school.

Officials said deputies searched the elementary school and found no evidence of a shooting.

"Those shots, in some cases, went into an area adjacent to the courtyard where they were being fired from, so the potential was for anyone to be able to take a stray round there, whether they were aimed at or not", McDonnell said. The campus was then placed on lockdown and students were told to shelter in place, McDonnell said. She told the Los Angeles Times that he was arrested in a nearby parking lot.

A teenage boy was wounded and a suspect was detained Friday morning in a shooting at a high school in California. "I never knew it would happen to us here". The father called a family friend who is a deputy and that person, who was off-duty, went to the grocery store near the shooting scene and detained the suspect. Since that tragedy in Florida, the Los Angeles School District reported that it has dealt with over a hundred shooting threats.

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