Highland High School Shooting: Victim Shot in Arm, 14-Year-Old Detained

Highland High School Shooting: Victim Shot in Arm, 14-Year-Old Detained

Highland High School Shooting: Victim Shot in Arm, 14-Year-Old Detained

Officials had initially said the victim was 14 years old.

A Highland High School student told KNX Newsradio that he saw the teen suspect emerge from a bathroom with a rifle-type weapon, which he randomly pointed at people. He is a former student who recently transferred to another school, the sheriff added.

"That student is going to be OK", Captain Darren Harris, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, said.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have detained a person after responding to reports of a man with a gun at a high school in the city of Palmdale.

Ricky Munoz, 23, says he dropped his two younger brothers and a friend off at the high school just after 7 a.m. The woman told the boy to get into her auto and she drove him to a nearby hospital, the parent told KNX, adding that his wife was interviewed by sheriff's deputies and was told the "little boy is going to be fine, " but he "didn't know who shot him".

Nadine Luke told CNN her 18-year-old daughter called her, screaming, after she heard shots in the school.

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Paramedics and firefighters arrived at Highland High School in Palmdale after reports of a gunman on campus around 7 a.m.

Superintendent Raul Maldonado wrote in an alert on the website for Palmdale School District that there was a "confirmed. active shooter" at Highland High. A shooting at the school, she said, has "actually been one of my biggest fears".

It wasn't clear Friday afternoon if the shooting happened outside or inside the school.

Authorities say the teenager dumped the gun in the desert before being caught in a shopping centre.

Students on the campus remained calm and texted their classmates, telling them to stay away from the area, and faculty members directed deputies throughout the campus, allowing them to clear the building faster, McDonnell said. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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