Suspect in Custody After California School Shooting

Suspect in Custody After California School Shooting

Suspect in Custody After California School Shooting

Los Angeles police told CNN that they had responded to reports of a man with a gun on the campus.

Authorities said a rifle was recovered a "distance away" in the desert. Capt. Darren Harris said deputies believe the suspect was acting alone, but the investigation was continuing. That individual, later identified as a 14-year-old student at the school, was detained at a shopping center.

Investigators say the shooting stemmed from a dispute between the shooter and the victim, but are still trying to pin down the exact motive.

Sheriff's deputies along with the ATF responded to the scene.

Witnesses who were outside the school described hearing a gunshot or gunshots, and seeing students running from the building.

Eyewitness Katharina Smith, a 16-year-old student at Highland High student, said she saw "a tonne of police racing toward school".

Three nearby schools, David G. Millen Intermediate, Cottonwood Elementary and Ocotillo Elementary are also on lockdown. West after reports of a possible shooting, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.


Betsy Sanchez, a spokeswoman for the Antelope Valley Union High School District, said the office is in contact with victim's family.

One person has been injured after a shooting was reported at Southern California's Highland High School in Palamdale on Friday morning. "There was no threat to that campus whatsoever", a sheriff's official said in a press conference.

Sheriff's deputies also received a call reporting shots fired in the vicinity of Manzanita Elementary School about seven miles away from Highland High School.

"So I called the school and his teacher was crying, but she said everything was fine and he was fine", Guzman said.

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

The shooting happened during "period zero", a time of extra classes before the school day's normal 7:30 a.m. start.

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