One Injured In Shooting At West Liberty High School

Jan 20, 2017

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office confirms a male student was injured in a shooting on the grounds of West Liberty High School Friday morning. Another student suspected in the shooting is in custody.

Lt. Chris Copeland says the victim was taken to a hospital via helicopter, where he is now being treated.

The West Liberty-Salem Local School District superintendent says the shooting occurred as classes began Friday at the school complex roughly 45 miles northwest of Columbus.

Senior Ashley Rabenstein says she was in class down the hall from the shooting. She says her teacher threw desks against the door to block it, and students fled through the windows and ran to nearby houses to regroup.

Superintendent Kraig Hissong says teachers and students followed their emergency training.

Students were later bused away from the site so they could be picked up by their parents.

WOSU will follow this story through the day and provide updates as we receive them. The Associated Press contributed reporting to this story.