14-year-old suspect in custody after allegedly shooting a student at a California high school, police say

  • A 14-year-old boy is in custody after he allegedly shot a 15-year-old student at a high school in Palmdale, California, authorities said Friday.
  • The gunshot victim was struck in the arm and is in hospital in stable condition, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
  • Authorities believe the shooting was an isolated incident and that there are no further threats.

A 14-year-old boy allegedly shot a 15-year-old student in the arm at a high school in Palmdale, California, authorities said Friday.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tweeted Friday afternoon that the suspect was a former student at the Highland High School, and the victim was a current student. The victim was hospitalized and is in stable condition, the department said.

Authorities added that the suspect was arrested off-campus and a rifle was recovered off-campus, and the shooting appears to be an isolated incident with no further threats to the community.

Gunshots were first reported at Highland High School in Palmdale, north of Los Angeles, around 7:00 a.m. PT. The sheriff’s department said deputies were on scene searching the campus, and the Highland principal tweeted that people should “stay clear of campus” while authorities assessed the situation.

Deputies also responded to reports of gunfire near the Manzanita Elementary School, near the Highland High School, but the sheriff’s department tweeted that the school was clear and there was no evidence of a crime.