Palmdale school shooting: Boy detained, 14-year-old hurt in Highland High School shooting

Possible shooting reported at LA-area school
Posted at 7:45 AM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 15:29:31-04

(KGTV) - A teen was wounded and a 14-year-old boy was taken into custody Friday morning following a shooting that took place at a high school in Palmdale.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Highland High School at about 7 a.m. Friday after reports of an armed person at the campus and possible gunfire.

According to sheriff’s officials, responding deputies and ATF agents searched in and around the school and eventually detained the suspected shooter -- a 14-year-old Hispanic male -- at a nearby grocery store.

A possible motive has not been determined.

A 14-year-old boy was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm. He is reportedly in stable condition.

No other injuries were reported.

Sheriff's officials said deputies cleared the school at 9 a.m., but an investigation was ongoing. School officials kept the campus on lockdown due to the probe.

During the response at Highland High, deputies went to nearby Manzanita Elementary School after receiving reports of shots fired in the area. However, sheriff's officials said the school was clear after an investigation.