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

The suspect has been charged with one count of attempted murder, McDonnell said.

The incident is the 21st school shooting in the United States this year.

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.

Nadine Luke told CNN her 18-year-old daughter called her, screaming, after she heard shots in the school.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has also responded to the scene. The arresting officer is a family friend, McDonnell said.

Harris says the school is safe but remains on lockdown as officials worked to reunite students with their parents.

The off-duty LAPD officer who apprehended the suspect at the Vons supermarket said he had received a call from his mother, who stated that he ran away from the home that morning after they "were having trouble with him, McDonnell said".

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were also on scene at Manzanita Elementary School in Palmdale, which is now all clear.

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Deputies found a rifle believed used in the shooting but not on the Palmdale school campus.

The sheriff's office also tweeted that they investigated reports of shots fired near Manzanita Elementary School located about seven miles from Highland High School but the campus and school was clear.

"That student is going to be OK", he said. "At first I didn't believe them, but then I heard a gunshot".

A student's mother, Ana Salazar, told CNN affiliates KCAL and KCBS that her son texted her to say a shooting had happened. "And he's like, 'No mom, for reals, I locked myself up". A lockdown that had students sheltering in place was lifted by 10:30 a.m., and students were being released to parents, the school's principal said on Twitter. There was one shot.

The school sign reads, "bully-free zone", at Highland High School where a shooting occurred on May 11, 2018 in Palmdale, California.

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McDonnell said the 14-year-old suspect had fired multiple gunshots in a courtyard but did not elaborate on whether the teen was aiming for anyone in particular.

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.

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