One injured after active shooter storms IL high school

One shot one arrested at Mattoon High School Wednesday

A student at Mattoon High School in Mattoon, Ill.

At least one person was shot during a shooting at Mattoon High School in east central IL on Wednesday.

One person is reportedly hurt and another is in custody after the incident, which was reported around noon Wednesday at Mattoon High School.

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The Mattoon Journal-Gazette reports that police were clearing the high school room by room.

All students are being bussed to Riddle School, where parents may pick them up.

School officials say first responders arrived on scene, secured the high school, and transported the injured student to the hospital.

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"We are saddened that this event has happened and we will provide counseling to students in need", the district said on its website.

Mattoon, a town of approximately 18,000 people, is about 180 miles south of Chicago.

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