Newport News, Va. – Newport News Police in Virginia said at least two people were taken to hospital after a shooting at Heritage High School on Monday.
Officials said the victims were shot, but their injuries were not life-threatening. Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew said a boy was shot in the side of his face and a girl was shot in the lower part of her leg. Drew also said that he believed the shooter knew the victims.
Police did not immediately say whether anyone else was injured or was in custody.
Police said they had received reports of shooters active in other schools in the area, but said the information was false.
Students were evacuated after officers responded to an alleged shooting at the school, about 30 miles northwest of Norfolk.
“Police are at the scene of the shooting at Heritage High School. Students are being evacuated and sent to the tennis court,” the Newport News Police Department said. said in an online post, shared around 12:15 pm local time.
Officials said parents can meet the students at the tennis court to pick up.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.