PALMDALE, CA — 13-year-old Antonette Ferrer says what happened in school on Friday, May 11 is something she’ll never forget.
According to the Los Angeles sheriff, a 14-year-old male student of Highland High School has been shot, and has been transported to a hospital. Authorities say he is in stable condition.
They have detained a male student, also fourteen years old who goes to the same school, off campus — and that they have recovered a rifle.
The sheriff’s department says lock down has been lifted and has released students to parents and guardians.
The panic and chaos in the area began at around seven this morning. Police say multiple callers said there was a man with a gun at the school. Deputies and California Highway Patrol officers immediately responded and placed Highland High School and all other schools in the Antelope Valley Union High School district on lockdown.
Sheriff’s deputies also responded to reports of gunfire at an elementary school a few miles away. The reports were investigated and authorities say they found no evidence of a crime.
The incident, according to authorities, appears to be an isolated shooting.
Palmdale is about sixty miles north of los angeles.
Filipino American residents were quick to respond on what happened to their community today.