California school on lockdown over 'active shooter'

  • California school on lockdown over 'active shooter'

California school on lockdown over 'active shooter'

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed that deputies are at Highland High School where authorities say at least one person is hurt.

According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Harris said officers recovered the weapon in the desert located a "distance away".

Deputies tweeted that they searched the elementary school campus and announced all clear. Student Pauline Guijaro said she heard a volley of "around 10 gunshots". The LASD also tweeted that Highland High School has been "cleared by deputies", though they are in the process of an active investigation but have detained a juvenile suspect and have uncovered one firearm.

David G. Millen Middle School, Cottonwood Elementary and Ocotillo Elementary, which are all within 1 1/2 miles of Highland High, were on lockdown during the incident, employees at those schools told CNN.

Authorities in Southern California say their response to reports of shots fired at a Palmdale high school worked.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said a 14-year-old boy was shot in the arm and was driven to a local hospital, where he was reported to be in a stable condition.

Sheriff's officials said a male Hispanic teen was detained.

A concerned parent waiting for her son near Highland High said she got a text from him saying he heard a gunshot and that he had locked himself in a classroom.

Local news channel ABC7 said multiple callers had reported a man with a gun at Highland High shortly after 7:00 am (1400 GMT).

Palmdale, a city of about 160,000 people, boasts that it is the "aerospace capital of the United States".