Police Respond to Reports of Man with Gun at High School, One Person in Hospital

May 11, 2018May 11, 2018

Reports claim that police are currently responding to reports of a man with a gun at a California high school, located in Palmdale. 

The LA County Sheriff's office announced this news via Twitter. 


According to NBC Los Angeles, the person accused of having a gun on campus is now in custody after deputies responded to reports. 

So far, authorities have not released information about the individual in custody. 

"Law enforcement is working to assess the situation," said police, according to Fox News. "Please stay clear of campus. Will update as soon as have more information."

Officials first received a call about a man with a gun on the high school campus at about 7 am local time, which is about half an hour before schools normally begin. Firefighters and paramedics then received reports of one person with a gunshot wound, and the person was then self-transported to the hospital. 

Highland High School is located about 65 miles from Los Angeles. Roughly 4,000 students attend this school, which is currently on lockdown. Students were told to shelter in place and parents have been told to stay away from the campus as the sheriff's SWAT team analyzes the scene. 

CBS News reports that authorities are also responding to reports of shots heard around 7:30 am at Manzanita Elementary School, located about seven miles from Highland High, although those who searched the campus claim there is no evidence of a crime.

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