Highland High School Shooting Left 1 Injured in Palmdale

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PALMDALE, California — One person has been arrested after a report of an armed man on the campus of a Palmdale high school sparked a massive law enforcement response Friday morning.


The suspect was spotted on the campus of Highland High School in Palmdale early at 7:05 a.m., according to Nicole Nishida, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Department. The sheriff’s department announced one suspect had been detained around 8:15 a.m., according to the agency’s Twitter account.


Deputies at the scene are clearing the school “methodically,” and students will be transported home via school buses once the campus is considered safe, Nishida said.


One person left the scene and traveled to a nearby hospital, though it was not clear if they had been shot or what the extent of their injuries was, said Capt. Brian Jordan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.


It was not immediately clear what type of weapon the man had.


Deputies also responded to reports of a second shooting at Manzanita Elementary School, roughly 7 miles away from the high school, but found no signs of a shooting or victims at that scene, Nishida said.


According to an agency spokesman, Los Angeles County firefighters are also en route to the scene. They couldn’t immediately provide other information.


This is a breaking news story and will be updated.


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