Kentucky high school evacuated after student shot; lone gunman in custody



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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — One student was taken to a hospital after gunshots prompted an evacuation at a Louisville high school, reported WAVE.

The suspect in the shooting is now in custody, an EMA-MetroSafe spokeswoman said.

The school, located about 10 miles southeast of downtown Louisville, was placed on lockdown — as was nearby Fern Creek Elementary School. Parents were directed to a nearby park to reunite with their children.

A police spokesman told WDRB that police believe there was only one shooter, and that the shooter “left the scene immediately after the shooting.” He called the school “a large crime scene.”

Jody Duncan, a spokeswoman for EMA-MetroSafe described the suspect as “male, about 6-foot-5, wearing a gray hoodie, black pants with a gray stripe, and about 15 to 16 years old,” she said. “We’re not sure if he is a student at Fern Creek High School, but we do know that he’s a younger individual.”

Students earlier were seen walking out of the school in a single-file line with their hands on their heads.

A representative of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department told WDRB that one person was wounded. The student’s  injuries are not life-threatening. A parent is with the child at the hospital.

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