Suspect in custody after two injured in Indiana school shooting

Suspect in custody after two injured in Indiana school shooting

One person has been arrested after a shooting at a middle school in Indiana that left two people injured, police have confirmed.

Sergeant John Perrine, the Public Information Officer for the Indiana State Police, confirmed on Twitter that a shooting had occurred at Noblesville West Middle School. He said the shooter had been detained, that two people were being transferred to hospital and that their families had been informed.

Police have said that they were called to the school just after 9am this morning and that the suspect is a male student. Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt also said that a "secondary threat", the details of which were not revealed, was also made towards Noblesville High School. As such, measures are being taken to secure the school.

Although no details were provided as to the status of those injured, news station News8 has reported that the two people injured are an adult and a 13-year-old child, both of whom are in a critical condition in hospital.

It is understood that a SWAT Team has now cleared Noblesville West Middle School, which was initially placed on lockdown. The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are reported to be on scene at Noblesville High School.

US Vice President Mike Pence is among those who have sent their condolences, saying: "Karen and I are praying for the victims of the terrible shooting in Indiana. To everyone in the Noblesville community – you are on our hearts and in our prayers. Thanks for the swift response by Hoosier law enforcement and first responders."

The shooting comes just a week after 10 people were killed when a student opened fire on his classmates at a school in Texas, and less than six months after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida.