IN student asked to be excused, returned with 2 handguns and fired


The Noblesville Fire Department tweeted Friday morning that it was on an "active shooter" scene at Noblesville West Middle School and that a suspect was in custody.

Mayor John Distler said the community is just beginning to cope with what happened. Hospital officials told CNN that at least three people, including one adult were being treated.

Student Austin Duncan said in an interview with local broadcaster WTTV that occupants of his classroom barricaded a door and huddled together in a panic during the shooting incident while a teacher grabbed a baseball bat for protection.

Noblesville is about 25 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

Not many details are known yet, but police have a suspect in custody in yet another school shooting in Indiana.

Parents can pick up high school and the West middle school students when the threat is cleared, Noblesville Schools said in the email. "We know there are also many other victims as well, students that observed this, teachers that observed this, law enforcement officers that observed this, and we're gonna try to get through it". "We have multiple officers and a command post established at the high school and they are diligently ensuring the safety of the students and the staff".

Authorities were working to secure the high school Friday.

Niedermeyer said the hospitals have asked the victims' friends and loved ones to send them well-wishes by texts, emails, or cards, but to stay away from the hospitals, "and let the families have some peace at this time".

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Indiana University Health spokeswoman Danielle Sirilla said an adult victim was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital and child was taken to Riley Hospital for Children.

Another school shooting in the USA, this time in Indiana.

After the IN attack, students were bused to the Noblesville High School gym, where hundreds of parents and other family members arrived to retrieve them. However, he did say that a local high school was being monitored by police because of a recent "threat" made against staff and pupils. The students are being bused to Noblesville High School.

News 8 spoke with one parent who said he had just learned that his daughter was safe.

Noblesville police confirmed that two people were injured in a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School.

While it seems as though school shootings are happening more and more, it's factually true.

Update: Police are telling the media that the suspect acted alone.

In 2017, the United States had 44 elementary/secondary school shootings where someone was shot or killed.