The Identity of the suspect behind the East High School Shooting has not been revealed yet, however, police confirmed that some potential suspects have been arrested.
What Happened In East High School, Des Moines Iowa
Three people were hurt in a shooting outside of East High School on Monday afternoon, according to Des Moines police. One person died and two others were hospitalized.
“Multiple shooting victims outside of the school,” police said on the scene.
According to authorities, three people, all of whom appear to be teenagers, were hospitalized in critical condition. Police later announced that one of the victims had died.
According to KCCI, the victim who died was a 15-year-old boy, and the two injured were 16 and 18-year-old females.
Just before 3 p.m., a shooting occurred outside the school but on school grounds. The gunfire appeared to have originated from a passing vehicle, according to police.
Residents were warned to remain clear of the school after it was closed down Monday afternoon. The streets surrounding the school were also closed.
There have been no more injuries reported, and authorities think there is no longer a threat to the public.
Suspects have been detained in the case, according to Sgt. Paul Parizek, but no charges have been filed.
“We’ve detained some potential suspects.” “We’ll have to work on a composition that moves through the night,” Parizek remarked.
“Our community’s most valuable cargo is the children in that school. As a result, the medics and firefighters performed an excellent job getting up here. You know, it’s a little depressing. We have prepared for this. It’s something we need to be ready for. And here’s why:”
Kaylie Shannon, an East High student, told KCCI that she was outside the school when she heard gunshots.
Shannon explained, “I was just sitting in my friend’s car when I heard 11 gunshots and some boys shouting.”
The investigation by the Des Moines Police Department is still ongoing.
The school board voted last year to eliminate the school resource officer program. Members said that pupils of color were disproportionately harmed by the program.
School resource officers, according to Des Moines police, are supposed to foster positive connections with pupils.