Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Teen Shot In Arm At Palmdale School; Suspect In Custody

Teen Shot In Arm At Palmdale School; Suspect In Custody

A suspect is in custody after reports of a man with a gun at a high school in Palmdale, California, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles, authorities said. Both were students at the school.

The victim, also 14, was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, said Nicole Nishida, a Los Angeles County sheriff's spokeswoman. The footage was shot by Jon Baird of KNX1070 Newsradio, who told Storyful that deputies had confirmed the boy in the auto had been detained in connection with the shooting.

Investigators were still trying to determine a specific motive.

McDonnell said the boy's mother had called the officer earlier in the morning to tell him she and her husband were having trouble with him and that the teen had run away.

In the end, there was just one shooting and one victim, at Highland High School, about 40 miles (64 kilometres) northeast of Los Angeles.

The Sheriff's Information Bureau says the report was received at 7:05 a.m. Friday and deputies were sent to Highland High School.

Police respond to a possible incident at Highland High School in California.

Lydia said she then heard two gunshots before she and her mom drove away. There was one shot.

Los Angeles reports that the entire high school was immediately "placed on lockdown during a tense law enforcement sweep", with students and faculty members expressing their initial concerns of a potential mass-shooting scenario. A 12-year-old girl was booked for negligent discharge of a firearm in that shooting, which was considered "unintentional", Los Angeles police said.

The high school and others in the Antelope Valley Union High School District will be open on Monday with counselors on hand, an assistant superintendent said.

The deadliest school shooting this year was on February 14, when a former student killed 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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