One person has been detained by police following reports of a man with a gun at a high school in the city of Palmdale
Police cars are seen on the road near Highland High School, in Palmdale, California, U.S., May 11, 2018 in this picture grab obtained from social media video.
California: Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have detained a person after responding to reports of a man with a gun at a high school in the city of Palmdale.
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.
She says deputies are searching Highland High School in the high desert Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles.
Sierra says someone also called to report shots fired in the vicinity of Manzanita Elementary School about 7 miles (11 kilometers) away.
She says there’s no information about that caller and no confirmation of the report. Deputies are investigating.
At least one person was wounded after the shooting incident at a school near Los Angeles on Friday, local media reported.
The shooting was reported at Highland High School in the town of Palmdale, 40 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, CBS Los Angeles said.
It said authorities had said at least one person was hurt in the incident.
Los Angeles police told CNN that they had responded to reports of a man with a gun on the campus. Nearby school were also put on lockdown, the news channel said.
Shots were reported at 7.am local time, half an hour before the school was about to begin, reports say.
A message posted on Highland High School principal’s Twitter account urged everyone to stay clear of campus.
Law enforcement is working to assess the situation. Please stay clear of campus. Will update as soon as have more information.— HHS Principal (@HHSPrincipalCG) May 11, 2018
With inputs from agencies