Highland High School Shooting: Victim Shot in Arm, 14-Year-Old Detained

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No fatalities were reported, but one person has been injured.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tweeted that the victim was hospitalized and in stable condition, and that the suspect was a male juvenile.

The rifle used at Highland High School in Palmdale was found in a field near the school.

He was described as a 14-year-old of Hispanic descent.

Investigators are still trying to determine a specific motive.

The shooter fled the campus with the gun but was taken into custody some distance away, Harris said.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it was responding to a shooting at Highland High School, according to its official Twitter account.

Johnny Lewis Sr., whose 17-year-old son is a student at the school, told the Los Angeles Times that he never thought he would experience a school shooting.

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Los Angeles County sheriff's Capt. Darran Harris tells KTTV Friday that the student was taken into custody and a gun was recovered at the scene. So far, they say there is no evidence of crime at the elementary school.

The school was "cleared by deputies", the Sheriff's Department said about 9 a.m.

Initial reports of a possible school mass shooting drew immediate attention from major news outlets and cable TV networks.

Superintendent Raul Maldonado wrote in an alert on the website for Palmdale School District that there was a "confirmed. active shooter" at Highland High.

Palmdale is north of Los Angeles in the high desert Antelope Valley. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Highland High School is located about 65 miles from Los Angeles.

Sierra says someone also called to report shots fired in the vicinity of Manzanita Elementary School about 7 miles (11 kilometers) away.

Nadine Luke told CNN her 18-year-old daughter called her, screaming, after she heard shots in the school.

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