One student suffered an injury that was not life-threatening, spokeswoman says
The shooting took place Tuesday at Fern Creek High School in Louisville
Both the high school and an area elementary school were on lockdown
The suspect in a shooting at a Kentucky high school that left one student injured is in custody, a spokeswoman said.
The shooting took place Tuesday afternoon just inside Fern Creek High School in Louisville.
One student was transported to a local hospital with an injury that was not life-threatening, said Jody Duncan, a spokeswoman for EMA-MetroSafe.
Before the suspect was located and taken into custody, she described him as male, “about 6-foot-5, wearing a gray hoodie, black pants with a gray stripe and about 15 or 16 years old.”
“We’re not sure if he is a student at Fern Creek High School, but we do know that he’s a younger individual,” Duncan said.
The shooting prompted a lockdown at the high school and at an area elementary school. School officials were in the process of connecting students with their parents, the spokeswoman said.
CNN’s Brooke Baldwin contributed to this report.