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Published: Mon, September 11, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Suspected Columbus, Ohio, high school shooter arrested

Suspected Columbus, Ohio, high school shooter arrested

At about 8:33am, Friday, police were called to the 2900 block of South High Street, in Columbus, on the report of a student firing shots in the building.

Columbus police announced Friday morning that an arrest has been made in the reported active shooter situation at an OH high school. Other charges could be forthcoming, it added. A school staff member reportedly was able to calm down the suspect before officers took him into custody.

No one was injured during the incident, police said.

Franklin County sheriff's spokesman Marc Gofstein (GAWF'-steen) says students and teachers at the school have been evacuated off campus.

Columbus City Schools said that classes have been canceled for the day, and that students have been transported to Linmoor Education Center on Hamilton Ave.

The district's website says Columbus Scioto "serves students challenged by emotional disturbances" in grades six through 12.

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. "Excellent job by our officers!"

This post will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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