Noblesville, Indiana school shooting: One student detained, police chief said
Noblesville, Indiana school shooting: One student detained, police chief said
We will update this file continuously with the latest information on the Noblesville West Middle School shooting this morning. A teacher and a student were injured, and a male student was detained.
Indiana middle school shooting: One student detained
During a morning press conference, Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt said a male student at the middle school has been detained in the shooting that injured an adult teacher and another student at Noblesville West Middle School.
"The school has been completely cleared and the investigation process has just begun," Jowitt said.
Jowitt said a second threat that locked down Noblesville High School is not believe to be related to this incident.
There is "no information that this is anything other than a commun icated threat," Jowitt said.
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Watch live video of the press conference here if video does not appear above.
New threat reported at Noblesville High School
A new threat has prompted another lock-down at Noblesville High School, the district said in an email to parents.
Parents can pick up high school and the West middle school students when the threat is cleared, Noblesville Schools said in the email.
Around 11:10 a.m., police led someone in handcuffs from the high school into a police SUV.Noblesville, Indiana school shooting: Photos from the scene Fullscreen
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Community reaction: Elected officials and others respond on social media to school shooting
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One adult, one teenager admitted to hospital
An adult and a teenager were injured in the Noblesville West Middle School shooting.
IU Health officials confirmed in an email that both patients were admitted to the hospital.
Indiana State Police Capt. Dave Bursten told media that the families of the injured have been notified.
'This is surreal,' parent says of Indiana school shooting
Chad Lancaster, who has an eighth-grade daughter and sixth-grade son at the middle school, said he heard from his ex-wife in a phone call.
Their daughter, hiding under her desk, called the mother. She told her to run.
La ncaster has been trying to reach his son all morning but has not heard back yet.
âThis is surreal," Lancaster said. "This happens in high school, not here."
Maria Roney, whose son is an eighth-grade student, said that even with seeing school shootings across the country, she never expected it to happen at her son's school.
âNever thought that this would happen,â she said. âNot in Noblesville.â
An eighth-grader at another middle school, Noblesville East, held back tears as she talked about the feelings she experienced as she learned the news.
"I was really nervous for my best friend and my family and..." she told IndyStar reporter Emma Kate Fittes.
"I wasn't really surprised because after everything had gone down, I had a feeling it would happen eventually, because, you know..." she said as she wiped a tear from her eye. "As soon as we got the code yellow, I knew that's what was goi ng on."
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Noblesville police confirmed that two people were injured in a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School.
"Two victims have been taken to Methodist Hospital and family notification of the victims has been made," Patrol Officer Bryant Orem said in an email. "No information is available on victim status."
Officers have a suspect in custody.
State teachers: 'Thoughts and prayers aren't enough'
The Indiana State Teachers Association released a statement following the shooting:
"Our hearts go out to the students, educators, families and community members of Noblesville who this morning faced a senseless act of gun violence at Noblesville West Middle School. We understand at least one student and an adult may be injured, and we are praying for the best.
This national cris is has landed in our backyard. We all have a responsibility to keep our kids safe from violence, and itâs unconscionable that they live in fear that one day their school may be next. When is enough, enough?
Thoughts and prayers arenât enough to keep our students and educators safe. We need to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. We now know that it is up to communities, families, activists, educators and the students themselves to stand up and demand that those who are trusted with protecting them do their jobs."
Vice president, governor respond to Indiana school shooting
Elected officials have offered their prayers and support on Twitter.
Vice President Mike Pence released a statement to his home state: "To everyone in the Noblesville community â" you are on our hearts and in our prayers. Thanks for the swift response by Hoosier law enforcement and first responders."
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Gov. Eric Holcomb, who is on the inaugural flight from Paris to Indianapolis, also tweeted: âSpeaker Bosma, Pro Tem Long and I are monitoring the situation at Noblesville West Middle School from the air on our return trip to Indianapolis from Europe,â Holcomb said in a statement. âApproximately 100 state police officers have been made available to work with local responders and will offer all assistance needed. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this horrible situation.â
Congresswoman Susan Brooks, Sen. Todd Young and Sen. Joe Donnelly also tweeted that they were monitoring the situation.
âMy team & I are aware of the horrific shooting at Noblesville West Middle School,â tweeted Brooks, who represents Noblesville in Congress. âMy prayers are w/the Noblesville community, especially those who are injured & those who witnessed an active shooter situation- something no one should ever have to go through. Especially children.â
Indiana Senate Democrats respond to shooting
Indianaâs Republican-dominated General Assembly just held a one-day special legislative session earlier this month, in part to address school safety issues. Lawmakers approved an additional $5 million in safety improvements grants and made $35 million available for school safety loans. The bill also required school safety audits and allowed schools to barricade doors for three minutes during a fire alarm to investigate an active shooter situation.
But Democrats criticized the legislation for failing to restrict access to guns. Republicans, who have supermajorities in both chambers, have loosened gun restrictions in recent years, including a 2014 law that allowed guns in locked cars in school parking lots.
Hours after the Noblesville shooting, Democrats in the Indiana Senate called on lawmakers to impose more restrictions:âLegislators must admit and take seriously that we have to keep guns out of our schools, and restrict access to deadly weapons by dangerous individuals. No child should go through something this traumatizing and itâs our job to stop it."
Active shooter reported at Indiana area middle school
Police and medical crews have been called to Noblesville West Middle School north of Indianapolis on reports of a school shooter.
Shots were reported at the school about 9:20 a.m., said Jackie Chatterton, the receptionist for Noblesville Schools.
One person was injured but it was not clear if that person had been injured by a gunshot, Chatterton said. Also it was not known if the victim is a student or adult.
Noblesville, Indiana school shooting: Schools on lockdown
All Noblesville schools are on lock down. The students are being bused to Noblesville High School.
Once all are accounted for, Chatterton said parents can pick them up at Gate Five. The Carmel and Noblesville fire departments confirmed that the shooter was in custody. The extent of injuries was not yet known.
A hectic scene erupted outside of the middle school as parents frantically searched for their children and school officials worked to load students into buses.
A roundabout south of the school, at Hague Road and E. 196th Street, has been shut down by police. Officers are allowing those buses to pass through.
The American Red Cross Indiana Region is standing by to assist.
IndyStar has several reporters heading to the scene.
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