One shot, one arrested at Mattoon High School Wednesday

Pauline Gross
September 21, 2017

At least one person was shot during a shooting at Mattoon High School in east central IL on Wednesday.

Mattoon Community Unit School District 2 officials said on the district's Facebook page Wednesday afternoon that the Mattoon Police Department "responded to an active shooter" at Mattoon High School.

Police say the suspect is in custody and the wounded student is stable.

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Police were called out to the area for the reports of shots fired around 11:45 a.m, according to the Journal Star.

Mattoon is about 180 miles (290 kilometers) south of Chicago.

School officials say first responders arrived on scene, secured the high school, and transported the injured student to the hospital. They are being bused to Riddle Elementary School, where they can be picked up, according to police. No other information was immediately available.

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