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1 Injured In Shooting At Highland High School In Palmdale, California; Suspect In Custody

Deputies are pictured at Highland High School after a report of gunfire Friday May 11, 2018 on the Palmdale campus north of Los Angeles. Toni Guinyard/KNBC-TV

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1 Injured In Shooting At Highland High School In Palmdale, California; Suspect In Custody

1 Injured In Shooting At Highland High School In Palmdale, California; Suspect In Custody

A suspect is now in custody after authorities responded to a shooting at a Southern California high school early Friday morning, according to multiple reports.

At about 7:05 a.m. PT, authorities, EMS and other first responders jetted over to Highland High School in Palmdale after being alerted of a possible shooter at the school.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that one person was shot and transported to a hospital after the incident. Eyewitness News has learned that patient is a 17-year-old boy who was shot through the forearm. The suspect’s identity was not immediately released. However, authorities did say a 14-year-old was in custody.

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“We are all concerned about the safety of our children. It has been confirmed that earlier this morning, there was an active shooter on the Highland High School campus. Apparently, the person was already apprehended,” Palmdale Schools Supt. Raul Maldonado said in a brief statement Friday morning. “I want to let you know that all of the Palmdale Elementary Schools were put on lockdown, and will stay on lockdown until the situation is confirmed as safe for our students, teachers staff and parents.”

Deputies had cleared the school and confirmed that it safe by 9 a.m., the Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter. Students will be transported home via school buses.

This story is still developing. We will continue to keep you updated when more news comes forth.

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Source: The Los Angeles Times

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