High School Student uses Rifle to Shoot Classmate

Officials say a 14 year old high school student used a rifle to shoot a classmate at their high school in southern California city of Palmdale.

Posted: May. 11, 2018 12:33 PM

Palmdale, Calif.—Officials say a 14 year old high school student used a rifle to shoot a classmate at their high school in southern California city of Palmdale.

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The shooter dumped the gun in the desert before he was caught at a nearby shopping center.

The shooting happened at Highland High School in the high desert of Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says the 14 year old victim was shot in the arm.

Darren Harris of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said, “One student was shot in the arm. Incident appears to be between the two of them. The injured will be ok."

Investigators say the shooting stemmed from a dispute between the shooter and the victim.

They are still trying to pin down the exact motive.

Harris says the school is safe but remains on lockdown as officials worked to reunite students with their parents. 

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