Shots fired inside an Illinois high school

Posted on: 11:55 am, September 7, 2012, by , updated on: 01:20pm, September 7, 2012

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Two students were in police custody after gunshots were fired into a ceiling inside Normal Community High School in Normal, Illinois.

Shots were fired by a student  inside the school Friday morning, September 7, 2012.

The school was locked down.  The Associated Press reported students were later evacuated to a nearby church and eventually dismissed for the day.   

School officials posted this notice on the school’s website:

This is to inform you of lockdown situation this morning at Normal Community  High School.

I want to start by saying that all students are safe, as that is always our number one priority.

Early this morning a student fired shots into the ceiling at Normal Community. Two students are in custody.

We are working with Normal Police Department and more details of this very troubling incident will be available later today.

There has been no threat to any other school. Normal Community students are relocating to Eastview, but all other schools are experiencing a normal school day.

We will share details as they become available.

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