Two students and one adult injured in shooting at Idaho middle school
BREAKING NEWS: Two students and one adult are injured in shooting at Idaho middle school as male pupil is taken into custody
- An active shooter entered Rigby Middle School in Idaho, Thursday morning
- Three people were shot – two students and one adult custodian – and taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in non-critical condition
- A male student was taken into custody and there is no longer an active threat
- Over in Albuquerque a middle school was plunged into lockdown Thursday after a teacher reported seeing a student carrying a gun into the building
At least two students and one adult custodian have been injured in a shooting at an Idaho middle school, as a male pupil has been taken into custody.
The active shooter entered Rigby Middle School in Rigby, Idaho, around 9am Thursday morning and opened fire, causing teachers and students to flee for their lives.
Three people were shot in the attack and were taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, reported EastIdahoNews.
Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson told the outlet their injuries are not life-threatening.
The suspected shooter has been detained by law enforcement and is being interviewed by investigators. There is no longer an active threat.
Meanwhile in Albuquerque a middle school was plunged into lockdown after a teacher reported seeing a student carrying a gun into the building.
There were no shots fired and no injuries reported in that incident.
At least two students and one adult custodian have been injured in a shooting at an Idaho middle school, as a male pupil has been taken into custody. Pictured students and teachers leave the scene
The active shooter entered Rigby Middle School in Rigby, Idaho, around 9am Thursday morning and opened fire
It is not clear what the motive was for the attack or whether the gunman targeted his victims or shot at random.
The age and identity of both the suspect and victims have not been revealed.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Sheriff’s Office for more information.
Jefferson School District Superintendent Chad Martin described the incident in Rigby as the ‘worst nightmare’ the district could have.
‘Today we had the worst nightmare a school district could encounter. We had a school shooting here at Rigby Middle School,’ Martin told Local News 8.
‘What we know so far is the shooter has been apprehended. There is no further threat to the students.’
Students and teachers were evacuated from the middle school to the high school with parents being told to collect their children from there.
Pupils were still being reunited with their parents at around 11 am. Students not collected will be sent home by bus, the district said.
Three people were shot in the attack and were taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Law enforcement are seen on the scene
Students, staff and parents are seen in the aftermath of the shooting. The suspected shooter has been detained by law enforcement and is being interviewed by investigators
Children are reunited with their families after they were evacuated to the high school
Multiple law enforcement teams remain on the scene.
Idaho Governor Brad Little said he was ‘praying’ for all those involved.
‘I am praying for the lives and safety of those involved in today’s tragic events,’ he tweeted.
‘Thank you to our law enforcement agencies and school leaders for their efforts in responding to the incident. I am staying updated on the situation.’
Rigby is a small city home to around 4,100 people. It is the county seat of Jefferson County and is located around 145 kilometers southwest of Yellowstone National Park.
Rigby Middle School above. Jefferson School District Superintendent Chad Martin described the incident in Rigby as the ‘worst nightmare’ the district could have
Idaho Governor Brad Little tweeted that he was ‘praying’ for all those involved
The incident marks the latest in a string of mass shootings across America in recent months.
Back on March 16, Robert Aaron Long, 21, is accused of killing eight people – six of them Asian women – in a series of attacks at three Atlanta spas.
The following week, gunman Ahmad Alissa then allegedly shot dead ten people including a police officer, in a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.
Biden Executive Actions on Guns
- Crackdown on ‘ghost guns,’ which are built from kits
- Tighten requirements on pistol braces that allow for more accurate shooting
- Department of Justice will publish ‘red flag’ legislation for the states
- Investment in evidence-based community violence interventions
- DoJ will issue an annual report on gun trafficking
The next day, a shooting at a Southern California office building left four people dead, including a child.
Eight people were shot and killed at the FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis earlier this month.
According to EdWeek, there have been six school shootings in 2021 prior to Thursday’s attack.
In total, these incidents left two school employees and one student dead.
Since 2018, there have been 65 shootings in schools across the country.
One of the deadliest school shootings in American history was the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012.
Gunman Adam Lanza entered the school in Newtown, Connecticut, shooting 27 dead inside and injuring many more.
In light of this year’s spate in gun violence, Joe Biden has unveiled a series of executive actions designed to curb gun violence following the string of shootings.
The six actions include: a crackdown on the proliferation of ‘ghost guns,’ which are built from kits; tighten requirements on pistol braces that allow for more accurate shooting; the Department of Justice will publish ‘red flag’ legislation for the states; invest in evidence-based community violence interventions; and DoJ will issue an annual report on gun trafficking.
Biden said mass shootings are a ‘public health crisis’ and argued he was not trying to impinge on the Second Amendment – a claim gun rights groups and Republicans have made against the introduction gun control laws.
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