Shooting at middle school in IN, 2 victims in critical condition

Shooting at middle school in IN, 2 victims in critical condition

Shooting at middle school in IN, 2 victims in critical condition

Officials have confirmed that two people were injured in the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School.

One adult victim was transferred to Methodist Hospital, and one child victim was transferred to Riley Children's Hospital, Danielle Sirilla, a spokesperson for Indiana University Health, confirmed to HuffPost Friday morning.

WTHR reports that Noblesville West Middle School is being cleared by law enforcement and the middle school students are being taken by bus to Noblesville High School.

The school has a full time school resource officer who was in the building at the time, Jowitt said.

Noblesville is about 25 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

One victim is a teenage girl.

One student and one teacher were taken to nearby hospitals with injuries, though their conditions remain unclear.

An eighth-grader said he counted 16 gunshots inside the middle school during the shooting.

While they did not confirm the names of the victims or the suspected shooter, they provided details on what led up to the shooting. Authorities believe there are no other suspects, but have revealed that there have been additional threats made at other schools in the area, including Noblesville High School.

The attack comes a week after an attack at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, that killed eight students and two teachers, and months after the school attack that killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida. "We have not received any information that this has been anything other than a communicated threat and again we are securing Noblesville High School and taking steps to ensure that it stays secure". The victims are said to be a teacher and a 13-year-old girl.

June 1 is the last day of school, according to the school's website.

Parents were advised that if they did not receive a phone call from school officials, their children were fine.

One seventh-grade student who witnessed the shooting told the Indianapolis television station FOX59 News that a teacher had swatted the gun away from the shooter when he entered the science classroom.

Gov. Eric Holcomb said he is monitoring the shooting. When asked about more details into what authorities called the staff's heroism, Carter said, "When we can tell that story, you'll be proud too".

"She kept saying, 'I saw my teacher get shot, ' " Lovall said. It does not appear that there are any deaths in the Noblesville West Middle School shooting. All she said there was shooting at my kid's school.

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