One student shoots another at high school in central IL

Authorities said the suspect is in custody

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.

WCIA reported there are reports of shots fired, one person hurt and another in custody.

The injured student is in stable condition at a local hospital, officials said. Mattoon is located about three hours south of Chicago. Police say the suspect, a male student, is in custody.

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The Mattoon Journal-Gazette reports that the shooting occurred at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

All students in the high school were evacuated from the campus and bused to a nearby elementary school.

The district said all buildings were placed on soft lockdown "as a precaution" and release times would remain on their normal schedule. No other information was immediately available.

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