One hurt in USA school shooting

One hurt in USA school shooting

The suspect, also a boy, was detained off campus by officers, who recovered a rifle, according to the department.

On Friday, may 11, in the city of Palmdale in southern California, USA, the shooting occurred in the school, Highland High School, according to NBC Los Angeles.

"We are incredibly grateful for the actions of Highland High School teachers and staff and our first responders who courageously protected the lives of our students today", Brett Neal, an assistant superintendent for the school district, said in a statement.

The suspect told his father that he shot his gun through the air, McDonnell said. "Please go to Avenue P-12, and deputies will let parents through individually", Highland High School's principal said on social media.

"Palmdale sheriff's station trains for these types of incidents, so they were there quickly", Harris said.

It is unknown why or when the student was pulled from the school or if he had previous issues with officials. A 12-year-old girl was booked for negligent discharge of a firearm in that shooting, which was considered "unintentional", Los Angeles police said.

The shooting was sparked by a dispute between the two students, sheriff's Capt. Darren Harris said earlier in the day.

At least three nearby schools - David G. Millen Intermediate, Cottonwood Elementary and Ocotillo Elementary - were on lockdown, employees there said.

The school remained on lockdown Friday morning as school officials worked to reunite students with their parents. Meanwhile Antelope Valley Hospital was told several people were dead and as many as 25 students were injured, said Dr. Pavel Petrik, the trauma center's chief of surgery.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the head and a 15-year-old girl shot in the wrist at Sal Castro Middle School in Los Angeles on February 1, officials said.

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

McDonnell said the boy's mother had called the officer earlier in the morning to tell him she and her husband were having trouble with him and that the teen had run away.

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