Suspected Columbus, Ohio High School Shooter Arrested


Friday, September 8th 2017, 9:32 am
By: News On 6


Police in Columbus, Ohio, say a suspect was arrested following reports of shots fired at a high school.

Columbus police said on Twitter that the department's SWAT team made the arrest and seized a gun. No injuries were reported.

Police Chief Kimberley Jacobs told reporters that the suspect was male, but she didn't know his age. Jacobs said a school staff member talked to the suspect and was able to get him to calm down before officers arrived and took him into custody.

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Jacobs said police were investigating whether any shots were fired.

Police said on Twitter that they received the first call about the incident at 8:33 a.m. and the arrest was made at 8:58 a.m.

Police had warned people to stay away from the area near the Columbus Scioto school Friday morning. School district spokesman Scott Varner told CBS Columbus affiliate WBNS-TV the school was placed on lockdown as crews responded to the area.

The district said on Twitter that students and staff were safe and urged parents to not come to the school.

The district's website says Columbus Scioto "serves students challenged by emotional disturbances."

Police Chief Kimberley Jacobs told reporters that the suspect was male, but she didn't know his age. Jacobs said a school staff member talked to the suspect and was able to get him to calm down before officers arrived and took him into custody.

CBS News

Jacobs said police were investigating whether any shots were fired.

Police said on Twitter that they received the first call about the incident at 8:33 a.m. and the arrest was made at 8:58 a.m.

Police had warned people to stay away from the area near the Columbus Scioto school Friday morning. School district spokesman Scott Varner told CBS Columbus affiliate WBNS-TV the school was placed on lockdown as crews responded to the area.

The district said on Twitter that students and staff were safe and urged parents to not come to the school.

NEWS: Students and staff safe following incident this morning at Cols Scioto 6-12. Parents should not come to school. More details coming.

— ColumbusCitySchools (@ColsCitySchools) September 8, 2017

The district's website says Columbus Scioto "serves students challenged by emotional disturbances."

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