Two Injured in Shooting at Indiana Middle School

May 25, 2018, 23:17
Two Injured in Shooting at Indiana Middle School

Two people were injured in a shooting at a school in the US state of in on Friday, with a suspect taken into custody, police said.

The attack at Noblesville West Middle School happened around 9 a.m., police Chief Kevin Jowitt said at a news conference.

The victims' families had been notified and students were being taken to Noblesville High School, he wrote.

IN police sergeant John Perrine has confirmed media reports saying that a suspected shooter has been arrested, but least two victims have been hospitalized. The teacher was taken to IU Health Methodist while the teenage girl was taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health for treatment. The middle school has about 1,300 students in grades 6-8. "Thanks for the swift response by Hoosier law enforcement and first responders", he tweeted. He said the suspect asked to be excused from class then returned with two handguns.

There have been 23 school shootings where someone was hurt or killed so far this year - an average of more than one shooting a week.

When the "red alert" came, Hayley said she broke down a little bit.

He that a school resource officer assigned to the campus was inside the building and responded. Investigators also said they do not know yet if the shooter had any previous problems at school or run-ins with police. Jowitt said an investigation has been opened into the shooting.

Officials have confirmed that two people were injured in the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School.

"If it weren't for him, more of us would have been injured for sure", said seventh-grader Ethan Stonebraker, according to the Associated Press. Following his arrest, student Dimitrios Pagourtzis confessed to opening fire in the halls of his school and was charged with captial murder.

"I just want to get my arms around my boy", she told WTHR-TV.

Jowitt said a secondary threat was received at Noblesville High School.

His sibling, sophomore Kelsey Holden, said she was not anxious about the high school alert until students at West Middle School texted her friends that there had been a shooting.

The shooter was not injured, police said.

Police are reporting that the situation has been contained.

Noblesville High School is also on lockdown.

The shooting comes a week after another school attack in Santa Fe, Texas, where a gunman killed 10 people.

Jacob Long, an eighth-grader, described a chaotic scene in his medical detectives class with students crying and teachers taking off their belts to lash doors closed.