An unidentified “male Hispanic juvenile” has been identified as the person responsible for today’s active shooting at Highland High School in Palmdale, California. Early reports indicated that one person suffered a gunshot wound. He was apprehended near Vons grocery store in Palmdale, the official said.
According to Nicole Nishida, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Department. The sheriff’s department announced one suspect had been detained around 8:15 a.m., according to the agency’s Twitter account.
Deputies at the scene are clearing the school “methodically,” and students will be transported home via school buses once the campus is deemed safe, Nishida said.
One person left the scene and traveled to a nearby hospital, though it was not clear if they had been shot or what the extent of their injuries was, said Capt. Brian Jordan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Update Regarding Highland High School in Palmdale:
1 victim shot in the arm at Highland High School. At local hospital now. stable condition.
1 Firearm recovered.
1 Subject detained, and is a Male Hispanic Juvenile.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) May 11, 2018
It was not immediately clear what type of weapon hed had.
The shooting 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.