Cops: 14-Year-Old Shoots Classmate in High School

Victim is expected to fully recover, and suspect is in custody
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 11, 2018 2:49 PM CDT
Students wait on a curb outside Highland High School in Palmdale, Calif., as police search the school.   (Dean Musgrove /Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

(Newser) – A 14-year-old used a rifle to shoot a classmate in the arm Friday at their high school in Palmdale, California, and dumped the gun in the desert before he was caught in a shopping center, authorities said. The shooting at Highland High School was sparked by a dispute between the two students, officials said. Investigators were still trying to determine a specific motive. The victim, also 14, was at the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, said a Los Angeles County sheriff's spokeswoman, per the AP. She said the suspect was found in the shopping center. No word yet on charges.

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