2 in Critical Condition and Shooter in Custody After Shooting at Indiana Middle School
May 25, 2018
A student and a teacher are in critical condition, and a shooter is in custody after a shooting inside of Noblesville West Middle School.
Police are reporting that the situation has been contained. Police are on scene and a SWAT team is sweeping the building. The school is on lockdown. Officials are requesting more medical help on the scene.
One victim is a 13-year-old girl. One victim is a teacher that was shot while taking down the shooter. The adult was taken to IU Health Methodist hospital. The teen was taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Families have been notified.
Another student is being treated at Riverview Health with a fractured ankle.
There are two victims en route to Methodist from the Noblesville West Middle School Active Shooter— Sgt. John Perrine (@ISPIndianapolis) May 25, 2018
Those families have been notified
Suspect in custody
All students are being taken to the Noblesville High School, parents are asked to pick up there#NoblesvilleWest
News 8 spoke with one parent, Chad, who had just learned that his daughter was safe.
"Well, my ex-wife called me and she was hysterical and couldn't even talk," he said. "And I had to calm her down and what's going on. All she said there was shooting at my kid's school. My daughter called her while it was happening from underneath the desk and it sounded like it was coming from another hallway."
One student told News 8 that he heard several shots fired but did not know if they were fired inside or outside of the building.
One student said she saw police arrest two students in a class at Noblesville High School.
A teacher inside of the school said students are being moved to the high school. Some students are being kept in closets and being told that busses will take them to the high school.
A public information officer with Indiana State Police said they are "sending everyone."
"We have two that have been injured that have been taken to Methodist Hospital. I don't have any names. I don't have any updates on their statues," said Captain Dave Bursten with ISP.
The school sent a message to parents stating:
Shots have been reported at Noblesville West Middle School. Reports of one injury. Police are onsite and school is in lockdown. Standby for more info.
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