World Media

1 injured, 1 detained in shooting at California high school, deputies say

Highland High School in Palmdale California

The suspect, also a boy, was detained off campus by officers, who recovered a rifle, according to the department.

Superintendent Raul Maldonado wrote in an alert on the website for Palmdale School District that there was a "confirmed. active shooter" at Highland High.

Another 14-year-old male was taken into custody as multiple agents, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, remain on the scene. WATCH: Sheriff's spokesman discusses school shooting in Palmdale Student Pauline Guijaro said she heard a volley of "around 10 gunshots".

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed that deputies are at Highland High School where authorities say at least one person is hurt.

The same police force were later called to a second incident at 7.30am following reports of "shots heard near Manzanita Elementary School in Palmdale".

That individual, later identified as a 14-year-old student at the school, was detained at a shopping center.

Gigi Graciette, a Fox 11 reporter, tweeted that the suspected shooter at Highland High School is 14 years old. Palmdale is about an hour and a half north of Los Angeles. They suggest it could have kept the situation from getting worse.

Meanwhile, an elementary school just seven miles away from Highland also had a police presence. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is expected to hold a press conference at 3 pm PT Friday. The campus is being searched by police.

Harris said investigators were trying to determine what led up to the shooting.