First-responders arrived, secured the facility, and transported the student to the hospital. The injured student’s parents were notified and all students were transported to Riddle Elementary School to be released to their parents.
We are saddened that this event has happened and we will provide counseling to students in need. We will continue to work with emergency personnel to determine what happened.
We appreciate the quick response of school staff and first-responders. Most importantly, we offer our thoughts and prayers to the injured student and all who are affected by this tragedy.
UPDATED: One person in custody. CRT has been dispatched as well.
Report of shots fired and a person shot at the Mattoon High School. No further info at this time. Everyone stay away from the area until further notice. Officers are securing the scene and investigating.