Shots Fired In Illinois School; Student In Custody

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Police say they have only one student in custody after gun shots were fired into a ceiling at a central Illinois high school.

The Normal Community High School says on its website that no one was hurt in the Friday morning incident.

Normal Police Chief Rick Bleichner told WGLT Radio that a 14-year-old boy is in custody. The school earlier said two students were in custody. Bleichner has not returned calls by the Associated Press seeking comment.

Bleichner declined to say whether a gun was ever pointed at anyone at the school.

Classes are dismissed and students have been taken to a nearby church to be collected by their parents. Other schools remain open in Normal, 135 miles southwest of Chicago.

Police aren't allowing students to drive their vehicles away.

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