LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A student was injured on Tuesday in a shooting at a Louisville, Kentucky, high school, and police have arrested a suspect, officials said.
Louisville Police said in a statement that the victim was male and that he was being treated in a hospital but his injuries were considered non-life threatening after the shooting just after 1 p.m. EDT at Fern Creek High School.
“Authorities believe this is an isolated incident that occurred just inside the school,” Louisville Metro Police Department spokesperson Alicia Smiley said in the statement.
Police said they have arrested a suspect but provided no details. Local media reported the suspect is a sophomore year student, 15 or 16 years old.
Earlier on Tuesday a 16-year-old high school student in North Carolina was injured in a shooting after an argument. In that case the suspected shooter surrendered and was arrested.
In Louisville both Fern Creek High School and Fern Creek Elementary School were put on lockdown, and students were being reunited with their parents at a nearby park, said Jody Duncan, spokeswoman for Louisville’s Emergency Management Agency.
Parents received text messages about the situation.
Students were seen walking out of the school in a single-file line with their hands on their heads, according to the WAVE television station, a local NBC affiliate.