Friday morning, West Liberty-Salem Local School District superintendent Kraig Hissong, said the shooting happened as classes started at the school. No other data about the shooter, who was in care, has been discharged by experts. The casualty was distinguished as a 16-year-old male and taken to a Columbus doctor’s facility, however neither insights about the degree of wounds nor the conditions of the shooting have been discharged. No different wounds were accounted for.
The shooting occurred around 8 a.m. EST on Friday. Introductory reports showed that the shooter let off shots through a window at the school and hit somebody in the young men’s lavatory close to the science wing. Hissong said educators and understudies took after their crisis preparing, incorporating blockading themselves in classrooms.
Hissong stated, “This is one of those things that you always see happen in places that aren’t near you, and you don’t think it’s going to occur. Of course when they happen closer, such as some of the shootings that occurred within the last year, it helps you take notice and remember that you need to be prepared for a moment like this. I can’t say how pleased I am with how staff and students handled this today.”
According to Senior Ashley Rabenstein, she was in class a few doors down at the time, and when understudies first heard an odd clamor, they weren’t certain what it may be on the grounds that development has been happening at the property.
She said her instructor checked the foyer, then kept running back and said there was a shooter and tossed work areas against the way to square it. Understudies fled through the windows and went through a cornfield to regroup at close-by houses, Rabenstein said. Understudies were being transported far from the site so they could be grabbed by their folks. Hissong said directors would need to assess the circumstance encourage before choosing whether classes continue Monday.