Indiana school shooter detained, 2 critical

Posted: 10:37 AM, May 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-25 18:32:34Z

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- Two people were reported in critical condition Friday morning following an active shooter situation at Noblesville West Middle School.

Police first learned of a reported active shooter situation at the school was issued at 9:06 a.m. Friday. As of 11 a.m., police said the suspected shooter, a male student, had been taken into custody.

Police said two victims, one adult teacher and one juvenile, were believed to have been shot. The adult patient was transported to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, according to an IU Health spokesman. The juvenile patient was reportedly transported to Riley Hospital for Children.

A second student was being treated for an ankle fracture, according to Riverview Health.

Police say the shooter asked to be excused from the classroom, then returned with two handguns. He was not injured when taken into custody.

A student who was in the classroom at the time of the incident said the shooter fired 4-6 shots, not at anybody in particular. 

"When he walked in, he had this weird look on his face," the student said. "He reached into his right pocket and pulled out a handheld gun. He took about 4-5 shots, not aimed at anyone specifically like he was waving his hand around."

The shooting comes exactly one week after 10 people were gunned down at a Texas high school.  Thirteen others were injured in the Santa Fe High School shooting. 

FBI agents, Indiana State Police troopers and Department of Homeland Security officials are on scene. Police are expected to release more information at 2 p.m.