California school shooting: Student shot at by classmate

LIVE: At Least One Wounded After Gunman Reportedly Seen On Campus At High School In Palmdale

Just after 9 a.m., Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies confirmed that Highland High School had been cleared; the lockdown was lifted about 90 minutes later.

This is reportedly the 21st school shooting in the USA this year.

Brett Neal, an assistant superintendent for the school district, said in a statement, "We are incredibly grateful for the actions of Highland High School teachers and staff and our first responders who courageously protected the lives of our students today".

Sheriff's Sgt. Aura Sierra could not immediately provide more information about the person detained Friday morning said there has been no confirmation of a shooting.

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The suspect in custody is 14 years old, as is the victim, according to law enforcement officials.

The suspected shooter was later arrested off campus grounds, and a rifle recovered.

The suspect has been charged with one count of attempted murder, McDonnell said.

Friday's incident comes during a time when gun control and school safety has been a national hot topic since the Parkland shooting on February 14.

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Witnesses who were outside the school described hearing a gunshot or gunshots, and seeing students running from the building.

The Sheriff's Department said another 14-year-old student was shot in the arm and taken to a hospital in stable condition. A 12-year-old girl was booked for negligent discharge of a firearm in that shooting, which was considered "unintentional", Los Angeles police said. Shortly after, a report came in of a possible threat at nearby Manzanita Elementary School, which turned out to be false.

Officials said deputies searched the elementary school and found no evidence of a shooting.

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