Man detained after gun report at high school

Arturo Kim
May 12, 2018

Summary: A 14-year-old in Palmdale, California was arrested for shooting another classmate on Friday. One person was shot in the arm, and a teen was detained.

Dr. Petrik said the reports of multiple casualties and dozens of injuries caused the hospital to virtually shut down the operating and emergency rooms for an onslaught of victims.

The rifle used at Highland High School in Palmdale was found in a field near the school. A 12-year-old girl was booked for negligent discharge of a firearm in that shooting, which was considered "unintentional", Los Angeles police said. WATCH: Sheriff's spokesman discusses school shooting in Palmdale Student Pauline Guijaro said she heard a volley of "around 10 gunshots".

Los Angeles County sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says the 15-year-old victim was shot in the arm Friday morning and is expected to fully recover.

Investigators are still trying to determine a specific motive.

Authorities say the teenager dumped the gun in the desert before being caught in a shopping centre.

A 14-year-old boy shot and wounded a student at a Southern California high school on Friday before fleeing the scene and being arrested at a supermarket by an off-duty police officer, law enforcement officials said.

The Los Angeles Times said that the shooting occurred because of a dispute between the two students.

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After a lockdown of more than two hours, the school started releasing students to parents and guardians, Principal Chris Grado said on Twitter.

The shooting prompted an immediate lockdown at the school.

Johnny Lewis Sr., whose 17-year-old son is a student at the school, told the Los Angeles Times that he never thought he would experience a school shooting.

A person was detained after deputies responded to a report of a man with a gun at Highland High School, which is about 7 miles (11 kilometers) away.

Highland High School is located about 65 miles from Los Angeles.

The 911 calls included reports that hostages were being held in the school library, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said in a press conference Friday afternoon.

Highland High students were evacuated and brought to the Antelope Valley Mall.

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