14-yr-old arrested in school shooting near LA

Police Reports of shots fired at California high school

"Thankfully we only had one child that was shot".

Paramedics and firefighters arrived at Highland High School in Palmdale after reports of a gunman on campus around 7 a.m. "The student said he was only joking, but deputies later found two semiautomatic rifles, two handguns and 90 high-capacity magazines at the student's home". A 14-year-old male student was taken into custody during a massive law enforcement response following the campus shooting that left one student with a gunshot to the arm. "So a very risky situation".

In a statement, the school district's superintendent, Raul Maldonado, said, "It has been confirmed that earlier this morning, there was an active shooter on the Highland High School campus".

He said the teen's father called a family friend who's an off-duty police officer and told him where the boy was. CBS Los Angeles reported a person who was injured was self-transported to the hospital.

The suspect was expected to face attempted murder charges, McDonnell added.

It's unclear where he got the rifle. The sheriff's department said deputies were on scene searching the campus, and the Highland principal tweeted that people should "stay clear of campus" while authorities assessed the situation.

The Los Angeles County sheriff's department said on Twitter Friday morning that the school has been searched and cleared. McDonnell declined to elaborate.

The high school was being searched by dogs trained to detect explosives, law enforcement sources told ABC News, as sheriff's deputies worked to calm anxious parents who had come to the school after social media reports of a shooting.

Student Pualani Revis told KABC-TV that students ran into her classroom saying there were gunshots going off. A shooting at the school, she said, has "actually been one of my biggest fears". "We went to the back of it to make sure we were safe".

The former student, who transferred in recent months, took out an SKS-style carbine and fired about 10 shots, video of the incident appears to show, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell. "It's just ridiculous with all the guns in schools".

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