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Suspected Columbus, Ohio, high school shooter arrested

10 September 2017

Police were called to the scene at around 8:30 local time on Friday, NBC 4 reported.

A Columbus Scioto High School student has been charged with improperly discharging a firearm in a school safety zone.

Police in Columbus, Ohio, say a suspect was arrested after reports of shots fired at a high school.

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The school serves emotionally-challenged children in grades 6 through 12.

A few minutes later, police also tweeted, "Media, please follow us on social media for all updates".

Counselors will be there Monday for teachers and staff and on Tuesday for students. "They make us take our shoes off. They just pat us down everywhere to make sure there's nothing on us".

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"I heard the gunshots", said Ian Addis, a 9th grader at the school.

Columbus City Schools said that classes have been canceled for the day, and that students have been transported to Linmoor Education Center on Hamilton Ave.

The suspect was arrested less than a half-hour later and is now being questioned.

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First call@8:33AM. Arrest@8:58 AM. "Excellent job by our officers", Columbus Police tweeted.

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Suspected Columbus, Ohio, high school shooter arrested