Man Killed in Late-Night Palmdale Shooting

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A 14-year-old boy used a rifle to shoot a former classmate in the arm Friday at their California high school and dumped the gun in a field before he was caught in a shopping center, authorities said.

Deputies responded to Highland High School in Palmdale, about 60 miles (97 km) north of Los Angeles, at around 7 a.m. (1400 GMT) after receiving multiple reports of an armed person on campus.

The shooter fled the campus with the gun but was taken into custody some distance away, Harris said. A lockdown that had students sheltering in place was lifted by 10:30 a.m., and students were being released to parents, the school's principal said on Twitter.

About a half hour after the Highland calls, gunshots were reported at the Manzanita Elementary School, located about seven miles away from Highland High School.

Officials said deputies searched the elementary school and found no evidence of a shooting.

McDonnell said it is unclear whom the suspect was aiming at, stating that he "fired the rounds and deliberately left the campus".

It wasn't clear Friday afternoon if the shooting happened outside or inside the school.

A concerned parent waiting for her son near Highland High said she got a text from him saying he heard a gunshot and that he had locked himself in a classroom.

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She says there's no information about that caller and no confirmation of the report.

Nadine Luke told CNN her 18-year-old daughter called her, screaming, after she heard shots in the school.

"All authorities are telling us right now is that they are working on the situation", Luke said. The arresting officer is a family friend, McDonnell said.

Lydia Gilbert, a junior at Highland, said her mother was dropping her off when a student ran up and warned her there was a shooting.

The high school was being searched by dogs trained to detect explosives, law enforcement sources told ABC News, as sheriff's deputies worked to calm anxious parents who had come to the school after social media reports of a shooting.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN. Meanwhile Antelope Valley Hospital was told several people were dead and as many as 25 students were injured, said Dr. Paveletrik, chief of surgery at the trauma center. He said he heard one shot and turned. A 12-year-old girl was booked for negligent discharge of a firearm in that shooting, which was considered "unintentional", Los Angeles police said.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the head and a 15-year-old girl shot in the wrist at Sal Castro Middle School in Los Angeles on February 1, officials said.

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