One student shoots another at high school in central IL

Shooting at Mattoon H.S. One in Custody

By the time police were able to reach the high school the shooter was already subdued and a school resource officer was already on site.

There are reports of shots fired at Mattoon High School in Mattoon, Illinois.

The injured student is in stable condition at a local hospital, officials said. Police say the suspect, a male student, is in custody.

Mattoon police Chief Jeff Branson and Mattoon School Superintendent Larry Lilly said the shooting happened at Mattoon High School about 11:30 a.m.

Authorities believe one understudy was harmed in the occurrence at Mattoon High School on Wednesday evening.

School officials say as a precaution all buildings are on a soft lockdown.

Students have been bussed to a nearby school. Mattoon is located about three hours south of Chicago. No other information was immediately available.

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