Teen arrested after student shot at LA-area high school

Teen arrested after student shot at LA-area high school

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tweeted that the victim was hospitalized and in stable condition, and that the suspect was a male juvenile.

Authorities say the suspect ran off after the shooting and dumped the rifle along the way before he was caught in a shopping center. He went to the hospital, according to deputies, and is expected to recover.

The motive for the shooting is unknown and it's unclear whether it is gang related, Schrader said.

Harris says the school is safe but remains on lockdown as officials worked to reunite students with their parents. "We feel very confident that our schools our safe".

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

Amid a climate of heightened scrutiny for gun violence and school safety in the wake of the February 14 massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the Palmdale shooting immediately sparked a frenzy on social media and in the national news media. They suggest it could have kept the situation from getting worse.

Police respond to a possible incident at Highland High School in California. The teen was in her Reserve Officers' Training Corps class, and said students were putting sofas and desks in front of the classroom door and windows to barricade themselves inside, Luke said.

McDonnell said it is unclear whom the suspect was aiming at, stating that he "fired the rounds and deliberately left the campus". "At first I didn't believe them, but then I heard a gunshot". She was waiting to learn when her son would be released.

"I thought he was joking, and I'm like, 'Don't mess around, that's not amusing, '" Salazar said. "I never knew it would happen to us here".

Palmdale, a city of about 150,000 people, is in Los Angeles County, about 40 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.

"Deputies have searched the campus".

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