Highland High School Shooting: Victim Shot in Arm, 14-Year-Old Detained

Police Reports of shots fired at California high school

The suspect called his father after the shooting, tell his dad he fired the gun in the air.

Dr. Petrik said the reports of multiple casualties and dozens of injuries caused the hospital to virtually shut down the operating and emergency rooms for an onslaught of victims.

The rifle apparently used in the attack was recovered in an open field west of the school, McDonnell said. A 12-year-old girl was booked for negligent discharge of a firearm in that shooting, which was considered "unintentional", Los Angeles police said.

"We are all concerned about the safety of our children", Palmdale School District Superintendent Raul Maldonado said in an alert.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the head and a 15-year-old girl shot in the wrist at Sal Castro Middle School in Los Angeles on February 1, officials said.

Investigators say the shooting stemmed from a dispute between the shooter and the victim, but are still trying to pin down the exact motive.

California authorities arrested one 14-year-old suspect after reports of gunshots at a high school in Palmdale, according to media reports.

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A teenage boy was wounded and a suspect was detained Friday morning in a shooting at a high school in California.

The high school was being searched by dogs trained to detect explosives, law enforcement sources told ABC News, as sheriff's deputies worked to calm anxious parents who had come to the school after social media reports of a shooting.

Garret Root, a teacher at the school, told KNBC-TV he was walking up to the school when he saw a group of students running away and asked them what was happening.

Palmdale is about 40 miles north of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have detained a person after responding to reports of a man with a gun at a high school in the city of Palmdale. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Sheriff's deputies also received a call reporting shots fired in the vicinity of Manzanita Elementary School about 7 miles (11 kilometers) away from Highland High School.

The sheriff's SWAT team was reportedly on the scene and about to enter the school just after 8 a.m.

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