Suspect in custody after shooting at in middle school
- Author: Rogelio Becker May 26, 2018,
May 26, 2018, 0:09
According to Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine, all students are being taken to Noblesville High School.
Two people are in critical condition and a shooter is in custody after a shooting inside of Noblesville West Middle School. "She confirmed what I heard from another person who lives nearby that this was in a science classroom and that a science teacher may have been the one to literally tackle this kid and swat the gun away from him", Spehler said in a broadcast. He then returned to the classroom with two handguns. Jowitt says the student was quickly taken into custody. He didn't confirm accounts that the teacher tackled the shooter after he fired four to six shots. 1 patient came to Riverview Health and was transferred to Riley Hospital in stable condition.
A male student opened fire at an IN middle school early Friday, wounding a 13-year-old girl and a teacher, authorities said.
There is "no information that this is anything other than a communicated threat", Jowitt said. Students tell us a 13-year-old girl was hit.
"We are taking steps to make sure that the school stays secure", he added.
Jowitt said a male student at the middle school has been detained and police believe he is the suspect.
The Associated Press, citing Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Bryant Orem, reported that authorities believe the suspect acted alone.
The two victims were taken to local hospitals.
Update: Still no word on the extent of the injuries, but reports are that one of the injured is an adult.
The shooting comes a week after a 17-year-old student opened fire at his school in Sante Fe, Texas, killing 10. "We know there are also many other victims as well, students that observed this, teachers that observed this, law enforcement officers that observed this, and we're gonna try to get through it".
Afterward, students were bused to the Noblesville High School gym, where their families could retrieve them. State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick is in contact with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and is actively monitoring the situation.
"Staff were prepared; they knew what they were doing, and I couldn't be more proud". He rushed into a small room with three other people to hide.