At least one student killed in school shooting in Michigan

Law enforcement officers gather in front of a building after reports of a shooting at the high school in the town of Marshall, Michigan on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Police say the alleged shooter in a high school shooting in Michigan left his gun “when hundreds of students were in the hallway.” One person was killed and two others were injured, according to NBC News. No other information was immediately available.

Around 8:45 a.m. local time, police responded to a call about a shooting at Community High School in Marshall, Michigan. The school district’s website confirms that at least three students were hurt by a shooter. At this time, no arrests have been made and the shooting is under investigation, according to NBC.

Local officials were quick to describe the incident as being a “tragedy,” while stressing that there is no indication of whether this was a random act or if it was a targeted killing.

Law enforcement authorities, including a Jackson County Sheriff and local police, gathered near the school. NBC reports the campus was placed on lockdown as a precaution after police arrived.

State and local officials released statements soon after the shooting.

We were notified about a shooting at the high school in MI. I am grateful for the great response of law enforcement and schools throughout the county. Details are still coming in. @Arrow95JH — Governor Rick Snyder (@onetoughnerd) January 16, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the shooting in Michigan. We will have more details as we become available. — MI State Police (@MichStatePolice) January 16, 2018

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We are aware of a shooting at Community High School. I do not believe anyone has been hurt. As we learn more, we will pass it along. — President Trump (@POTUS) January 16, 2018

We’ve received reports of shots fired at Community High School in the Town of Marshall. We’re working w/ local police on a determination of cause. Our thoughts are w/ everyone involved. — Michigan Department of Public Safety (@MDPSMich) January 16, 2018

Members of Michigan’s legislature and Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder were quick to offer their condolences to those affected by the shooting.

There has been a shooting at Community High School in Michigan. No reports of injuries at this time. A Sheriff’s Office crisis team is on the scene & going through the school. Emergency preparedness efforts are on. We are monitoring this. — Sheriff Richard Wiles (@SheriffRWiles) January 16, 2018

The twitter account for the Michigan State Police noted that it had been briefed on the shooting, though no further information was immediately available.

An investigation is underway. We will provide an update as soon as we learn more. — MI State Police (@MichStatePolice) January 16, 2018

It is the second mass shooting on a public school campus in Michigan in the past year. In April 2017, a 15-year-old student was accused of shooting four students and a teacher at Detroit-area MacArthur High School. This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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