California cops respond to report of man with gun at school

California cops respond to report of man with gun at school

California cops respond to report of man with gun at school

Deputies detained a 14-year-old boy Friday morning after he allegedly shot another Highland High School student in the arm.

At least one person was injured as of 7:30 a.m. and drove themselves to the hospital, according to officials.

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

Investigators are still trying to determine a specific motive.

The suspect was a "male Hispanic juvenile", the sheriff's office said, later clarifying that the weapon was a rifle that was "recovered off campus".

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.

"They said there was a shooter", Mr Root said. Witnesses to the shooting said they saw people running from the building and heard gunshots.

The high school was being searched by dogs trained to detect explosives, law enforcement sources told ABC News, as sheriff's deputies worked to calm anxious parents who had come to the school after social media reports of a shooting.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has also responded to the scene.

Deputies also responded to reports of gunfire near the Manzanita Elementary School, near the Highland High School, but the sheriff's department tweeted that the school was clear and there was no evidence of a crime. Deputies say some students hadn't arrived yet since the incident happened before classes, around 7 a.m. local time.

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

"We barricaded the room", she said.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN. He said he heard one shot and turned.

"All of the Palmdale Elementary Schools were put on lockdown".

Highland High School will have classes on Monday, said Brett Neal, assistant superintendent of the Antelope Valley Union High School District.

Sergeant Bob Boese told the OC Register that this appears to be an isolated incident and that the suspect was a former student at the school who ran away after shooting one student.

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