3 Dead, 7 Wounded After Student Opens Fire at Michigan High School, Authorities Say

At least three people are dead and seven others wounded after a 14-year-old student opened fire Tuesday morning at a high school in southwestern Michigan, officials said.

Some students reported hearing as many as five gunshots, authorities said.

“It is with deep sadness that we share that one of our students tragically lost his life this morning in the shooting at MSD,” a statement from administrators at Marshall High School said. “Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends, all of the students involved, and all of the community affected.”

The school was placed on lockdown while authorities searched for the suspect, who was later taken into custody, said Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard. At least one suspect was taken into custody, but it is unclear if he was the person who shot the victims, Bouchard said.

Bouchard said that about 50 additional law enforcement officers responded to the shooting, and that law enforcement personnel had the suspect in custody about 11:10 a.m. EST. He described the shooting as an isolated incident.

Multiple fatalities were reported, he said.

“The shooting appears to be at the hands of one student,” Bouchard said. “There is no threat to the general public at this time.”

“The suspect was in custody, and we had all the suspects in custody as of 11:05 today,” he added.

“We believe right now it was a juvenile. There was an officer in the hallway, and he engaged the student.”

Bouchard said deputies were investigating reports of more shooting.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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