(BALTIMORE) — A shooting at a Maryland high school Monday morning has left at least one student shot, according to the Baltimore County Police Department.
The shooting took place at Perry Hall High School as students were attending their first day of school. The wounded student, a 17-year-old male, is in Baltimore Shock Trauma in serious condition after being transported via medevac, according to Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson.
Johnson, at an impromptu news conference, also said police have arrested a 15-year-old male suspect. The suspect walked into the school cafeteria at 10:45 a.m. and fired one shot. Students described the weapon as a shotgun. Teachers wrestled the suspect to the ground and held the gun away from him. A school resource officer then helped the instructor subdue the shooter until police arrived.
Several other students suffered minor, non-shooting injuries during the incident.
Police believe the 15-year-old shooter acted alone and did not target the victim. The suspect is a student at Perry Hall High School.
The school is located in White Marsh, Md., northeast of Baltimore. Other students were evacuated to a nearby shopping center so they could be reunited with their parents.
No names have been officially released.
A motive for the shooting is not yet known.
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