A Baltimore County high school was the scene of a Monday shooting that left one student injured, reports the Associated Press.
At 10:45 a.m. a 15-year-old boy opened fire twice inside the school’s cafeteria before being restrained by a nearby teacher.
One student, a 17-year-old male, was injured but Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson said it was unlikely that the boy was the target. Both parties attended Perry Hall High School.
Currently the suspect is in custody and the weapon used for the shooting is in the possession of the police.
Other students received non-shooting related injuries during the incident. A student at the high school, Kelsey Johnson recounted via Twitter to the Associated Press on what occurred in the cafeteria:
“I heard a loud popping noise and we thought it was someone popping a bag, but then we heard it again and everyone started screaming and ran out to the front of the school."
According to authorities, the suspect acted alone.
Evacuation procedures moved the student body to a local shopping center and school. Students unable to be removed from the school were in total lock down for one hour, communicating with concerned parents via text message.