A suspect was in custody after active shooter situation in Noblesville West Middle School.
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A suspect was in custody Friday after reports of an active shooter situation in Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana.
WFT and NPD are at the scene of an active shooter in Noblesville West Middle School. Suspect is in custody. NPD more info when it is available.
— Noblesville Fire (@NoblesvilleFD) 25 May 2018
Sgt. John Perrine, the public information officer of the Indiana State Police Department, tweeted two victims were transported to the hospital after the incident and their families have been notified.
There are two victims en route to the Methodist of the Noblesville West Middle School Active Shooter
Those families have been notified
Suspect in custody
All students are to be taken to the Noblesville high School, the parents are asked to pick up there#NoblesvilleWest
— Sgt. John Perrine (@ISPIndianapolis) 25 May 2018
WISH-TV reported at least two people were in critical condition after the incident. The victims are an adult and a 13-year-old woman, to the station. Police do not believe that there are still more suspects.
The school was placed on lockdown and the Noblesville Fire department and the police were on the scene. Students were transported from the high school to Noblesville high School, FOX 59 reported. Parents are asked to pick up their children from the high school.
#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
Following reports of the shooting, a number of politicians tweeted their thoughts.
“Closely monitoring the situation in Noblesville West Middle School. Pray for Noblesville and our entire community,” Rep. Andrew 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.
Noblesville, which is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) 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.
This is a development of the story. Come back regularly for updates. The Associated Press contributed to this report.