Suspect in custody after shots fired at California school

Highland High School in Palmdale California

Highland High School in Palmdale California

"We are incredibly grateful for the actions of Highland High School teachers and staff and our first responders who courageously protected the lives of our students today", Brett Neal, an assistant superintendent for the school district, said in a statement.

Officials said deputies searched the elementary school and found no evidence of a shooting.

The victim, also 14, was shot in the arm and is listed in stable condition at a hospital, authorities said.

A suspect was in custody after a shooting was reported Friday morning at Highland High School in Palmdale, Calif., the Los Angeles Sheriff's Office told Fox News.

Faculty also provided surveillance video of the suspect arriving and leaving the school, which "assisted in the quick apprehension" of the suspect, McDonnell said.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were also on scene at Manzanita Elementary School in Palmdale, which is now all clear.

One of the brothers, 16, told Munoz he heard one gunshot, and that students were running. The term "active shooter" was a focus in much of the reaction, though authorities initially told KTLA they were not describing the situation that way. The teen was in her Reserve Officers' Training Corps class, and said students were putting sofas and desks in front of the classroom door and windows to barricade themselves inside, Luke said.

A person was detained after deputies responded to a report of a man with a gun at Highland High School, which is about 7 miles (11 kilometers) away.

"I thought he was joking, and I'm like, 'Don't mess around, that's not amusing, '" said mother Ana Salazar.

The lockdown at Highland High School was lifted around 10:20 a.m., and students were being released to parents on Avenue P-12 south of the campus. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Los Angeles County Sheriff reported on Twitter that the suspect was a teenager and officers have taken away his firearm, according to CNN.

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