Emergency dispatchers received reports of a shooting at North Thurston High School in Lacey, Washington, on Monday morning. Few details have been confirmed other than the shooting took place at 7:30 a.m. PDT.
At 7:55 a.m. local time, the Lacey Police Department posted a tweet, confirming officers were at the scene of the shooting. No injuries were reported, and authorities said they had the shooter in custody.
Lacey Police on scene at shooting at NTHS. Shooter in custody. No injuries.
â€” Lacey Police (@LaceyPolice) April 27, 2015
The fact that we really just had a shooting pic.twitter.com/seWxAlvUee
â€” ✨ (@trinitydeshae) April 27, 2015
Shooting at Thurston ... pic.twitter.com/jTz1LSAzPK
â€” darnay k (@darnaaay) April 27, 2015
A number of students tweeted about the shooting, with one posting a photo of a police car at the scene. An unidentified student told KCPQ-TV on Monday that when she arrived for class Monday morning, people were running out of the school, screaming “shooting.”
Lacey is a city in Thurston County, Washington, just east of Olympia, the state capital. Lacey has a population of approximately 44,919 and its area is 16.5 square miles.