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Offbeat 1 person hospitalized, suspect detained after reports of armed man at Palmdale high school

18:36  11 may  2018
18:36  11 may  2018 Source:   latimes.com

Dispute between two students leaves 1 shot at Palmdale high school

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One person has been detained after a report of an armed man at a Palmdale high school sparked a massive law enforcement response Friday morning. Police: Suspect detained in report of school shooting. FOX News.

The suspect was detained at a nearby parking lot, and authorities are investigating a motive. Student Melany Aquino, center, is embraced by her younger sister Halie, 11, left, and mother Victoria after a gunman fired a rifle at Highland High School in Palmdale .

One person has been detained after a report of an armed man on the campus of a Palmdale high school sparked a massive law enforcement response Friday morning.

The suspect was spotted on the campus of Highland High School in Palmdale early at 7:05 a.m., according to Nicole Nishida, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Department. The sheriff’s department announced one suspect had been detained around 8:15 a.m., according to the agency’s Twitter account.

Deputies at the scene are clearing the school “methodically,” and students will be transported home via school buses once the campus is deemed safe, Nishida said.

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An armed suspect was spotted shortly after 7 a.m. at Highland High School , authorities said. Latest L.A. Now. Deputies responding to reports of man with gun at Palmdale high school , 1 person hospitalized , suspect detained .

One person left the scene and traveled to a nearby hospital, though it was not clear if they had been shot or what the extent of their injuries were, said Capt. Brian Jordan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

It was not immediately clear what type of weapon the man had.

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Shortly after 7 a.m., several students began tweeting that they could hear gunshots and urged other classmates not to come to the campus.

Deputies also responded to reports of a second shooting at Manzanita Elementary School, roughly 7 miles away from the high school, but found no signs of a shooting or victims at that scene, Nishida said.

Los Angeles County firefighters are also en route to the scene, according to an agency spokesman, who could not immediately provide additional information.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

james.queally@latimes.com

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UPDATES:

8:10 a.m.: This story was updated with information about injuries and a shots fired call at a nearby elementary school.

This story first published at 7:50 a.m.

Accused Texas high school gunman described as bullied loner in a trench coat .
The teen accused of killing 10 people in a mass shooting at his Texas high school on Friday was described by fellow students as a quiet loner who played football but kept to himself and was reportedly the victim of some bullying. © REUTERS A picture shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the suspect in the Santa Fe High School shooting in Santa Fe, Texas The suspect, identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, was a junior at Santa Fe High School near Houston. Classmates remembered he often wore a trench coat, similar to the garment authorities said the assailant used to conceal the two firearms he carried into the school.

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