Police responding to call of “active shooter” at Highland High School in Antelope Valley, California. The school is currently on lockdown. The school is on lockdown and students are currently sheltering in place. At this time, at least one person has suffered a gunshot wound, according to authorities.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed deputies are at Highland High School and that a shooter was reported. Authorities reportedly received “multiple” 911 calls about a man with a gun. The LASD says the investigation began after shots were fired on campus around 7 a.m. PST.
At this time, one man with a rifle is reportedly in custody and one person has been injured. According to NBC LA, details regarding possible injuries were not immediately available, but firefighter-paramedics have responded to the school in the community north of Los Angeles. Furthermore, they received a report of an individual with a gunshot wound.
Deputies from the Los Angeles Police Department are being sent to every school in the area as a precaution.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) May 11, 2018
Highland High School is located in Palmdale, California and is part of the Antelope Valley Union High School District. About 4,000 students attend Highland High School in grades 9 through 12. The school is about one mile north of Los Angeles. Palmdale has a population of approximately 150,000 people.
The reports of an active shooter at Highland High School is just the latest in a string of threats, lockdowns, bomb threats, and shootings that have plagued the United States.
Over the course of the past few years, shootings such as these have been a scourge upon the country and people have struggled with coming up with a solution. Lockdowns have become all too common as a means of protection when students and faculty are in danger and today is no different.
This incident follows similar incidents at Dodd Middle School in Connecticut, Windham Public Schools also in Connecticut, Pacoima Middle School in Los Angeles, Millennium Middle School in Florida, and US Grant High School in Oklahoma, which are just some of the places where events such as this have occurred.
— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) May 11, 2018
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