1 student injured; suspect in custody in California high school shooting

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm

SANTA ROSA, CA – (WIAT & CBS) We are following breaking news of a shooting at a California high school that has left one student injured.

Santa Rosa police say they received a 911 call of a shooting on the campus of Ridgway High School around 8: 56 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Police immediately responded to the scene, where they found multiple witnesses who say that an altercation between two students led to the shooting.

Police say the shooter handed the gun to another individual and that person then left the school campus with the firearm in a backpack in a car.

The shooter then returned to the classroom on the campus of Ridgway High School and the School Resource officer and police on the scene took the student into custody.

Police say a 16-year-old student was shot twice in the upper body and is listed in stable condition at this time.

The suspect is a 17-year-old student who is now in custody at this time.
Police say they are still actively searching for someone they say was seen leaving the scene with a backpack, that is said to have the firearm inside.

Police say this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to any other students or anyone else. They are asking students or anyone with information on this shooting to contact Santa Rosa Police.

This is an ongoing investigation. The FBI is also investigating this shooting.

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WATCH: California High School Shooting

10:00 a.m. – We are following breaking news of a shooting at a California high school that has left one student injured.

Santa Rosa Police say it happened at the Ridgway High School.
Authorities say the shooting suspect is still on the loose at this time.

Ridgway High, Santa Rosa High, and the Santa Rosa Junior College are currently on lockdown.

No word on the condition of the shooting victim.

This is an ongoing investigation. The FBI is also investigating this shooting.

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