Update: At least one person was killed and others were injured in a shooting at Perry High School in Iowa.
The individual responsible for the Perry High School shooting shared this statement prior to carrying out the attack.
The father of a 15-year-old student at Perry High School reports that his son sustained grazes from a bullet this morning, with injuries to the back and arm.
Initial reports of a potential active shooter at the high school surfaced at approximately 7:40 a.m. local time. The middle school was declared clear around 8:25 a.m., with the high school following suit by 8:27 a.m.
Due to the unfolding situation, the elementary school underwent evacuation and dismissal, completing the process by 8:32 a.m.
Individuals from Perry High School who have been affected are being taken to MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, as confirmed by a spokesperson from the hospital.
The precise number of patients en route to the facility is not immediately apparent. Ambulances and helicopters from the hospital have been deployed to the shooting scene. Additional information is currently unavailable.
Several law enforcement agencies are en route to Perry High School following reports of a shooting.
An ongoing inquiry into an active shooter situation at Perry High School in Perry, Iowa, has been confirmed by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.
Scenes from the vicinity of the school, located around 1200 18th Street, reveal that police and Iowa State Troopers have cordoned off the streets surrounding the school.
Numerous ambulances have been witnessed entering and departing from the school. Emotional reunions between some students and their parents are taking place in the vicinity of the high school.
From the Perry, Iowa scanner: “We have a female of high school age with two gunshot wounds to the head.”
“DMACC is aware of an active violence situation that occurred at Perry High School this morning. The DMACC Perry Center is closed and classes are canceled today. Reports are that all DMACC personnel are safe and accounted for. We will follow up with additional information as it becomes available. Stay tuned to campus email and the DMACC website for updates.”
Authorities have not provided any details about the incident at this time.
A news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET.
Police ask public to please stay out of the area.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.