A suspected gunman was taken into custody Friday morning after opening fire at an Indiana middle school, critically injuring at least two victims.
According to Fox News, the shooting occurred at the Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana, with local police confirming the incident on social media; saying “NFD and NPD are on scene of an active shooter at Noblesville West Middle School. Suspect is in custody. NPD will have more info when it’s available.”
There are two victims en route to Methodist from the Noblesville West Middle School Active Shooter
Those families have been notified
Suspect in custody
All students are being taken to the Noblesville High School, parents are asked to pick up there#NoblesvilleWest
— Sgt. John Perrine (@ISPIndianapolis) May 25, 2018
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 25, 2018
Initial reports say the victims include a 13-year-old girl and an unidentified adult.
“The school was placed on lockdown and the Noblesville Fire Department and police department were on the scene. Students were being transported from the middle school to Noblesville High School, FOX 59 reported. Parents have been asked to pick up their children from the high school,” writes Fox News.
More information as it becomes available.
FBI FALLOUT: Florida Governor Says FBI Director ‘NEEDS TO RESIGN’ Following School Shooting
Florida Governor Rick Scott is calling on FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign following the bureau’s admission that they failed to “follow procedures” after receiving a tip that gunman Nikolas Cruz was poised to launch his deadly school shooting.
The tip -which informed the agency that Cruz was likely to attempt a mass shooting in the coming weeks- went largely ignored by the bureau; similar to other information received by the FBI about the suspect’s disturbing posts on social media.
“The FBI’s failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable,” Scott said in a statement. “The FBI has admitted that they were contacted last month by a person who called to inform them of Cruz’s ‘desire to kill people,’ and ‘the potential of him conducting a school shooting,’” said Scott.
“Seventeen innocent people are dead and acknowledging a mistake isn’t going to cut it. An apology will never bring these 17 Floridians back to life or comfort the families who are in pain. The families will spend a lifetime wondering how this could happen, and an apology will never give them the answers they desperately need […] The FBI director needs to resign,” he added.
AMERICAN HERO: Officer ‘CHARGED’ at School Shooter Within Seconds
New details are emerging over the potentially deadly school shooting in Dixon, Illinois Wednesday, with local police confirming the school officer “charged towards the suspect” after he opened fire near the gymnasium.
Dixon Police Chief Steve Howell commended the officer at a press conference Wednesday, saying his “heroic actions” saved countless lives at the Dixon High School earlier that day.
“I could not be more proud of the police officer. Because of his heroic actions, many lives were saved,” Howell said.
“With shots ringing out in the hallways of the school, he charged toward the suspect and confronted him head on,” he added. “We are forever indebted to his courage and bravery.”
Eyewitness accounts say the suspected shooter attempted to flee the scene after opening fire; but was shot and apprehended after being chased outside the school.
The identities of the school officer and the 19-year old suspect have not yet been released.