Four Students Injured in Shooting at Ohio High School
The shooter, a 14-year-old student, is in custody
Four students were injured at an Ohio high school before noon on Monday when a 14-year-old male student allegedly shot two students during lunch time, according to a news release from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
All of the Madison High School students, in Madison Township, Ohio, are expected to survive, according to the release. According to a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office, the suspect ran from the scene but was apprehended. Authorities were able to locate the weapon used, the statement says.
Two of the injured students sustained gunshot wounds, and were flown to area hospitals. Two others were treated for unspecified injuries. It is unknown how these students sustained injuries, according to the Facebook post.
The alleged shooter, who PEOPLE is not identifying because he has not been charged as an adult, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of felonious assault, inducing panic and making terroristic threats.
At a press conference earlier today, Sheriff Richard K. Jones said the alleged shooter was in custody and was being questioned. Authorities have not announced anything regarding a possible motive.
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“When you see these things, you see see them all over the country … you think they can’t happen to you. But they do,” Jones said.
The injured students have been identified and their parents have been notified, the sheriff’s office said. All other students are safe.
In a statement posted to Facebook, Madison Local Schools announced that all school swill be closed Tuesday, and all extra-curricular activities are cancelled for Monday and Tuesday.
The statement reads: “Our staff will report and together we will begin to put plans in place, including on-site counseling, to support our students when we return to school.”