Student shot in arm at California school, teen suspect held

Student shot in arm at California school, teen suspect held

It said authorities had said at least one person was hurt in the incident.

Los Angeles County deputies detained a 14-year-old former Highland High School student in the shooting of a 15-year-old boy, who was hit in the arm.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Office deputies were searching the grounds of Highland High School in Palmdale, Officer Nicole Nishida, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office, told ABC News. Deputies searched the scene and found the report to be unfounded.

The victim, a 14-year-old boy, was hit in the arm and was in stable condition at a hospital.

Lydia Gilbert, a junior at Highland, said her mother was dropping her off when a student ran up and warned her there was a shooting.

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A teen boy is in custody after he reportedly shot one of his fellow students at a Palmdale, California high school.

Parents and students were outside the school crying as investigators remained on campus.

"I wish I could tell you what his motivation was or what he was looking to do", McDonnell said.

"I had all the kids run", teacher Elizabeth Cramer said. "I'm startled thinking it's one of my ROTC members". There was one shot.

"I was supposed to be going to school earlier than I was, but was late", she said.

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The off-duty officer, who works for Los Angeles police, then detained the teen without incident.

Sheriff's deputies also received a call reporting shots fired in the vicinity of Manzanita Elementary School about 7 miles (11 kilometers) away from Highland High School. Nearby school were also put on lockdown, the news channel said. Over two hours after the shooting occurred, students were released to be picked up by parents or guardians. Isaiah, 19, is a special needs students but said he did hear the shot earlier Friday morning.

The shooting happened during "period zero", a time of extra classes before the school day's normal 7:30 a.m. start.

She says there's no information about that caller and no confirmation of the report.

Guzman, who is a veteran, said he wasn't too anxious after speaking with the teacher. Witnesses to the shooting said they saw people running from the building and heard gunshots.

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