A dispute between two students reportedly led to Friday morning’s shooting at a California high school.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office tweeted at 9:19 a.m. (PST) that Highland High School in Palmdale is “cleared.” Their announcement came nearly an hour after reports indicated that there was an active shooting situation at Highland High School and Manzanita Elementary School, which is also in Palmdale.
Since then, the LAPD announced that accounts of a shooting at Manzanita Elementary were false.
According to the Los Angeles Times, LAPD Captain Darren Harris said the student was shot in the arm and is “expected to make a full recovery.” KABC reported that the victim was a 17-year-old male who transported himself to the hospital after he was shot.
LAPD spokesperson Nicole Nishida said the suspect was spotted on campus at around 7:05 a.m. and was detained at a nearby parking lot a short time later. KNBC has identified the suspect as a 14-year-old male.
According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Harris said officers recovered the weapon in the desert located a “distance away.” Witnesses told KABC that the weapon used by the suspect appeared to be a rifle.
Lockdowns at both schools were lifted at 9:30 a.m.
[Featured image: KABC video screenshot]