According to developing reports from Butler County, Ohio, officials, a local high school was locked down following a reported shooting that left at least three students injured.
The incident occurred at Madison High School in Middletown, which is located about 30 miles north of Cincinnati, with the district issuing its first statement via social media at 11:39 a.m. local time.
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One student sustained a leg injury, reports indicate. At least two others were apparently injured more severely. As of the latest updates available, authorities have detained a suspect. It is unclear whether the subject was injured in the shooting.
3 injured in shooting at Ohio school; suspect in custody https://t.co/mCvlL0RmY4
— WJTV 12 News (@WJTV) February 29, 2016
Reports indicate at least two medical transport helicopters were seen heading toward the school. No other students were injured in the incident, authorities reported. Students are expected to be released as soon as law enforcement say the situation is safe enough to dismiss them.
Around the same time reports of this shooting began to spread nationally, news surfaced of a shooting in Lanham, Md., which resulted in four nearby schools being locked down as a safety precaution.
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