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Suspect Arrested In Shooting At Southern California High School

Suspect Arrested In Shooting At Southern California High School

Police descended on Highland High School after dozens of 911 calls and some reports that there were hostages in the campus library, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell 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. According to police, the 14-year-old suspect used a rifle to shoot his classmate and then dumped the gun in the desert before he was caught in a shopping center.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Office deputies were searching the grounds of Highland High School in Palmdale, Officer Nicole Nishida, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office, told ABC News.

In a statement, the school district's superintendent, Raul Maldonado, said, "It has been confirmed that earlier this morning, there was an active shooter on the Highland High School campus".

The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

McDonnell said it is unclear whom the suspect was aiming at, stating that he "fired the rounds and deliberately left the campus".

Both teens are students at the school, but neither of their names have been released. "They basically said, 'Mr".

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. "Alexander, turn around, turn around, there's an active shooter.' And I didn't really have time to react to that because nearly immediately after that I heard one single gunshot very loud and very close by".

Nadine Luke told CNN her 18-year-old daughter called her, screaming, after she heard shots in the school. 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.

California authorities arrested one 14-year-old suspect after reports of gunshots at a high school in Palmdale, according to media reports.

"We didn't know at that time if our son was in danger, injured or shot or what", Lewis said. Balsamo reported from Los Angeles.