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Columbus high school shooting suspect in custody; no injuries reported


An investigation is ongoing after officers were called to an active shooter situation Friday morning.

Columbus Police responded to Columbus Scioto High School on South High Street around 8:30 a.m. on a report of shots fired. 

"That's the report that we have, and we got enough of those to believe that it did happen," said Columbus Police Chief Kim Jones.

Investigators are still working to determine whether shots were fired inside or outside of the building, however police said the suspect was approached inside of the school.

"One of the staff members did make contact with the armed suspect and was able to talk with that suspect and get him to calm down," said Chief Jones. "Our officers arrived and were able to take him into custody."

Police did not say whether the suspect was a student. Once he was taken into custody, investigators checked all parts of the school to ensure there were no victims or additional suspects.

"The suspects don't always operate just as one, and we're always aware of that, there could be a secondary threat," said Chief Jones.

No word on how gun was brought into school.

"Parents need to be aware of what their kids are taking to school," said Chief Jones. "It's really important that we know what our kids are doing, and keep guns out of their hands."

The students were moved off-site and parents were contacted.

"Schools are supposed to be a safe place and we need to make sure that they are always safe for all of our students, are staff members, our teachers and the general public."

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