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UPDATE: 14-Year-Old Used Rifle In California High School Shooting

Palmdale is north of Los Angeles in the high desert Antelope Valley

THE LATEST on reports of a man with a gun at a Southern California school (all times local):

Officials say a 14-year-old high school student used a rifle to shoot a classmate at their high school in the California city of Palmdale and dumped the gun in the desert before he was caught at a nearby shopping center.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said the 14-year-old victim was shot in the arm Friday morning and is expected to fully recover.

Investigators say the shooting stemmed from a dispute between the shooter and the victim, but are still trying to pin down the exact motive.

Authorities say the suspect ran off after the shooting and dumped the rifle along the way before he was caught in a shopping center.

The FBI and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also responded to the scene.

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9:30 a.m.

Officials said a 14-year-old high school student has been taken into custody after shooting a classmate at their high school in the California city of Palmdale.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Capt. Darran Harris tells KTTV Friday that the student was taken into custody and a gun was recovered at the scene.

The shooting happened at Highland High School in the high desert Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles

He said one student was shot in the arm and the shooting stemmed from a dispute between the shooter and the victim. He didn’t elaborate. The injured student is expected to make a full recovery.

Harris said the school is safe but remains on lockdown as officials worked to reunite students with their parents.

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8:32 a.m.

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.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Aura Sierra could not immediately provide more information about the person detained Friday morning said there has been no confirmation of a shooting.

She said deputies are searching Highland High School in the high desert Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles.

Sierra said someone also called to report shots fired in the vicinity of Manzanita Elementary School about 7 miles (11 kilometers) away.

She said there’s no information about that caller and no confirmation of the report. Deputies are investigating.

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Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a man with a gun at a high school in the city of Palmdale.

The Sheriff’s Information Bureau said the report was received at 7:05 a.m. Friday and deputies were sent to Highland High School.

Deputy Charles Moore said there is no confirmation of an actual person with a gun or any shooting.

Palmdale is north of Los Angeles in the high desert Antelope Valley.

 

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