Teacher and student shot at Noblesville school; shooter in custody

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The call came in at 9:06 a.m. for an active shooter.

"[The gunman] took about four to five maybe six shots, one of them hitting a girl that was about 10 feet from me", a student who asked not to be identified told CBS4 in Indianapolis. Both are in critical condition. Also, one student has a fractured ankle at Riverview Hospital.

A teacher and a teenage student were injured in a shooting at an in middle school on Friday morning and another student was in custody, police said, the latest in a series of shootings at American schools and colleges that reignited a debate on keeping campuses safe.

Orem says the suspect is believed to have acted alone and was taken into custody. "We have no reason to believe there is any kind of a threat connected to this incident anywhere else", Jowitt said.

Police were expected to release more details about the ongoing investigation later Friday at 2 p.m.

Chief Jowitt explained that they're still working to determine what happened inside the classroom but said the situation was resolved "extremely quickly".

"Never thought that this would happen", she said.

"To everyone in the Noblesville community - you are on our hearts and in our prayers", Pence wrote.

Authorities also acknowledged that a "secondary threat" was made at the Noblesville high school.

Seventh-grader Ethan Stonebraker said the science teacher likely prevented even more injuries by confronting the shooter, who he said pulled out a gun and opened fire after walking in late while the class was taking a test.

The teacher's actions potentially saved the remaining students from being shot, the seventh grader said.

A teen girl was taken to Riley Hospital for Children, and the teacher was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital.

Mayor John Distler said the community is just beginning to cope with what happened.

"We all train for this".

"How about instead of only praying this time you take action?"

Emergency services in IN are on the scene today after Noblesville West Middle School was put on lockdown when a gunman opened fire.

Niedermeyer called the efforts of the school staff heroic and said, "They did exactly what they were trained to do".

"Please pray for my son Jason. We're so grateful for the support we've had".

"All of us were crying, texting our loved ones, texting our friends", the student said. State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick is in contact with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and is actively monitoring the situation.

There is "no information that this is anything other than a communicated threat", Jowitt said.

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