Suspect In Custody After Shots Reported Fired At Indiana Middle School

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — At least three people were injured after a shooting Friday at a middle school in Noblesville, Indiana, officials said.

The suspect, a male student, was in custody after what Indiana State Police earlier had called an active shooter incident at Noblesville West Middle School.

Police said via Twitter that two people were being transported to a hospital, but the hospital said a third person, a student, had an ankle fracture. WXIN News out of Indianapolis reported that the adult patient was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital, and a teenager was taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

The shooting happened shortly after 9 a.m., less than two hours into the school day.  Noblesville West Middle School was put on lockdown, receptionist Jackie Chatteron said.

The school is comprised of 1,346 students in grades 6-8. Its last day of school is supposed to be a week from today on Friday, June 1.

State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick issued a statement afterward, saying the district was in touch with the Department of Homeland Security  and is “actively monitoring the situation.”

“We have confidence in Noblesville Schools Superintendent Dr. Beth Niedermeyer and her team, law enforcement, and first responders. The Department stands ready to provide guidance and support, and we will provide further statements as information unfolds,” the statement said.

The shooting comes a week after 10 people were killed at a school in Santa Fe, Texas.

Aerial news video showed lines of students being evacuated and escorted to school buses. Students were being taken to Noblesville High School, where parents can pick them up, police said.

Noblesville is about 25 miles northeast of Indianapolis.