Suspect Arrested In Shooting At Southern California High School

Suspect Arrested In Shooting At Southern California High School

Suspect Arrested In Shooting At Southern California High School

Authorities in Southern California say their response to reports of shots fired at a Palmdale high school worked.

The shooting at Highland High School in the high desert Antelope Valley was sparked by a dispute between the alleged shooter and the victim, Los Angeles County sheriff's Capt. Darren Harris told KTTV.

Officials had initially said the victim was 14 years old.

Officials said they received a call about a man with a gun on the high school's campus.

"I want to let you know that all of the Palmdale Elementary Schools were put on lockdown, and will stay on lockdown until the situation is confirmed as safe for our students, teachers, staff and parents".

Deputies say they also responded to reports of shots heard at an elementary school in Palmdale but quickly realized there was no threat.

"Deputies responded immediately to Palmdale shooting, arrest made, weapon found, active investigation underway".

One person has been injured in a shooting at a California high school amid multiple reports of a gunman on campus.

The suspect is also a student, according to Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida.


Lydia Gilbert, a junior at Highland, said her mother was dropping her off when a student ran up and warned her there was a shooting.

She says there's no information about that caller and no confirmation of the report.

Students wait on a curb outside Highland High School in Palmdale as Sheriff search the campus on Friday, May 11, 2018.

The off-duty officer, who works for Los Angeles police, then detained the teen.

The first of more than 100 calls to 911 came at 7:03 a.m., McDonnell said.

"He looks back at me and tells me to run", he said.

The shooting prompted an immediate lockdown at the school. There was one shot.

In the end, there was just one shooting and one victim, at Highland High School, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles. A shooting at the school, she said, has "actually been one of my biggest fears".

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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