IDAHO FALLS — The suspect in a fatal shooting that led to the closing of two Idaho Falls schools is in custody.
Compass Academy and nearby Dora Erickson Elementary School in Idaho Falls are closed Monday.
Idaho Falls Police were called to Compass Academy at 955 Garfield Street early in the morning for reports of a shooting. “Multiple people” were involved, and one person is dead, according to a news release from police.
Idaho Falls School District 91 announced the school’s closure in a message to parents.
“Compass is closed … due to an ongoing homicide investigation on the school grounds. … The incident did not involve Compass students or have any connection to the school,” according to the district’s message.
The shooting, which happened before 1 a.m., appears to have occurred in the school’s parking lot.
The suspect is an 18-year-old man named Taylor Aughenbaugh. As of 9:30 a.m., he was in police custody. Police spokeswoman Jessica Clements said the department would share more details later Monday.