A suspect was in custody after active shooter situation in Noblesville West Middle School.
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A male student in connection with the shooting in Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana, was taken into custody on Friday, authorities said.
Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt told reporters Friday that a male student was held following the call of an active shooter, the ministry received at 9:06 pm ET.
A student and a teacher were injured in the shooting in Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana on Friday, 25 May 2018.
There were two people injured – a teacher and a young student – Jowitt said. The victims were transported to the hospital and their families have been notified.
The suspect nor the victims have been identified.
#BREAKING: Here is a map that shows where the Noblesville West Middle School shooting place, where the students are moved (Noblesville HS), and where the victims were taken to IU Health Methodist – Downtown Indy). #Daybreak8 @WISH_TV pic.twitter.com/H5umpfXbLy
— Brad Maushart (@BraaadWx) 25 May 2018
Jowitt said he did not believe there was a further threat to the school, but added there was a threat aimed at Noblesville high School, where many high school students were bused as a result of the incident. He said that the police in the school campus supervision at the scene. A number of agencies, including the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were on the scene investigating the incident. Jowitt said that an investigation has been opened into the shooting.
Sources told FOX 59, the suspect walked into a science classroom with a gun and opened fire, hitting a woman. A teacher was able to “swat” the gun of the suspect.
Following reports of the shooting, a number of politicians tweeted their thoughts, including former governor of Indiana and Vice-President Mike Pence.
Karen and I are praying for the victims of the terrible shooting in Indiana. To anyone in the Noblesville community – you are in our hearts and in our prayers. Thanks for the quick response of Hoosier law enforcement and first responders.
— Vice-President Mike Pence (@VP) May 25, 2018
“Karen and I are praying for the victims of the terrible shooting in Indiana. To anyone in the Noblesville community – you are in our hearts and in our prayers. Thanks for the quick response of Hoosier law enforcement and first responders,” Pence tweeted.
A male student was taken into custody after the incident in Noblesville West Middle School on Friday, May 25, 2018.
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“Closely monitoring the situation in Noblesville West Middle School. Pray for Noblesville and our entire community,” Rep. Andre Carson said.
Closely monitoring the situation in Noblesville West Middle School. Pray for Noblesville and our community as a whole. https://t.co/jPGQpZUAGu
— André Carson (@RepAndreCarson) 25 May 2018
Sen. Young Todd said that he is in contact with Gov. Eric Holcomb with regard to the incident.
My team and I are in contact with the Governor’s office, Lt. Governor and local authorities about the reported shooting in Noblesville West Middle School and we have our full support. Details continue to develop, pray for everyone that is involved.
— Senator Todd Young (@SenToddYoung) 25 May 2018
“As the details continue to develop, pray for everyone involved,” he tweeted.
The police has launched an investigation into the shooting in Noblesville West Middle School on Friday, May 25, 2018.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, who came back from a trip to Europe on Friday in a statement says he and other leaders were getting updates on the situation, and that 100 police had been made available to work with the local police.
“Our thoughts are with all people affected by this terrible situation,” Holcomb said.
The incident comes a week after the deadly shooting at a school in Santa Fe, Texas.
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Erica Higgins, who was among the anxious parents who rushed their children to pick up, told WTHR-TV that they learned of the shooting from a relative that the name of her home. “I want my arms around my boy,” she said.
Prayers outside Noblesville High School #wthr pic.twitter.com/ua4jzkNiSV
— Mary Im To Milz (@MaryWTHR) 25 May 2018
Higgins said that her son was shaken up, but knew little about what happened. “I got a” Mommy, I’m scared’ sms and other than that, it was ‘you come to me in high school,”‘ Higgins said.
The Indiana State Teachers Association gave a statement about the incident and asked: “when is enough, enough?”
“This national crisis has landed in our backyard. We all have a responsibility to our children to protect against violence, and it is unreasonable that they live in fear that one day their school might be next. When is enough, enough?”
Noblesville, which is about 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis, is home to about 50,000 people. The high school has about 1,300 pupils from grades 6-8.
The incident comes a week after an attack at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, that killed eight pupils and two teachers.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.