Student injured in shooting at Kentucky high school: officials

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 30, 2014 2:11 PM

By Steve Bittenbender

LOUISVILLE Ky. (Reuters) - A student was injured on Tuesday in a shooting at a Louisville, Kentucky, high school, and police are searching for a suspect, officials said.

The extent of the Fern Creek High School student's injuries were not known, said Jody Duncan, spokeswoman for Louisville's Emergency Management Agency. The parents of the student, who is believed to be male, are en route to the hospital, she said.

Duncan did not know if the suspect is another student.

Students were seen walking out of the school in a single-file line with their hands on their heads, according to the WAVE television station, a local NBC affiliate.

Duncan said students were being reunited with their parents at a nearby park.

Both the high school and Fern Creek Elementary School were on lockdown as of 2:30 p.m. EDT, Duncan said.

(Reporting by Steve Bittenbender; Editing by Mary Wisniewski and Eric Beech)