Authorities said at least two students were injured following a shooting at a Virginia High School mid-day Monday, according to reports.
Police said a 17-year-old teen boy was shot in the face at Heritage High School and a 17-year-old teen female was shot in the leg.
Newport Police Chief Steve Drew, said in a press statement that a juvenile was taken into custody, adding that the said offender and the victims knew each other.
The injured teenagers were transported to the hospital and is reportedly in an unknown condition, Steve Drew said.
Federal Bureau of Investigations and state troopers were seen salvaging the area for any possible person stock inside the school building.
The high school does carry out a random search for guns,” said George Parker, a Superintendent of Newport News Public Schools.
No superintendent, teacher or principals would ever want to go through this situation, just seeing the faces of our students and how afraid they were under these circumstances, and our staffs are all traumatized. No one would want to go through these circumstances,” Parker added.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said in a tweet Monday afternoon that he’s “in close contact with first responders.”
He advised people to avoid the area and follow guidance from law enforcement.
US Sen. Mark Warner tweeted that he’s “closely monitoring the horrifying reports” and “praying for the health and safety of all involved as we wait to learn more.”
boy has been taken into custody following the shooting at the Heritage High School.
According to the Newport Police, a boy was taken into custody Monday after a school shooting in Newport News, Virginia, that left two people wounded and two others injured.