On Friday morning, police responded to reports of shots fired at Highland High School in Palmdale, California, NBC Los Angeles reports. Fox 11 claimed that a police scanner reported that a teacher texted about a possible shooter in the library, possibly with a long gun.
Rougly one hour after the first shots at Highland High school were reported, the Sherriff's Department announced that one person had been detained. The LA Times also reported that one person has been hospitalized.
Update: 1 suspect being detained regarding the person with a gun the call at Highland High school in Palmdale. @PalmdaleSheriff @LANLASD @SEBLASD @SCVSHERIFF Deputies on scene searching campus. No other information available.— LA County Sheriff's (@LASDHQ) May 11, 2018
Soon after responding to Highland, the Sherriff's Department also responded to shots fired at Manzanita Elementary School, also in Palmdale, at about 7:30 a.m. local time. Manzanita Elementary is located about eight miles away from Highland High School. However, deputies searched the school and found no evidence of a crime there.
Update regarding Manzanita Elementary School in Palmdale: Deputies have searched the campus. School is clear. So far, no evidence of crime. Investigation still ongoing— LA County Sheriff's (@LASDHQ) May 11, 2018
Gigi Graciette, a Fox 11 reporter, tweeted that the suspected shooter at Highland High School is 14 years old.
LASD tells me they are still trying to confirm if there are victims in #Palmdale school shooting.— Gigi Graciette (@GigiGraciette) May 11, 2018
Suspected 14-year-old shooter is in police custody and they also have the gun they believe he used. @foxla
Several Highland students took to social media this morning to alert other students to not show up to school.
IF YOU GO TO HIGHLAND STAY HOME THERES A SHOOTING AT HIGHLAND STAY HOME— Ivan (@josue110_) May 11, 2018
NOBODY GO TO HIGHLAND THIS IS SERIOUS NOBODY GO TO HIGHLAND— Darion Dorris (@DarionDorris) May 11, 2018
THERES A KID AT HIGHLAND WITH A GUN DONT COME TO HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL— Mr. Gomez (@Isaac_Gomez59) May 11, 2018
This story is developing.