LACEY, Wash. (AP) – Police say no one was injured in a school shooting in Washington state, and school district officials say the gunman has been apprehended by staff.
Lacey police say on Twitter that they are on scene and the shooter is in custody.
Shooter apprehended by staff. Reportedly nobody hurt. School will be dismissed after police finish sweeping school. School messenger coming
— N. Thurston Schools (@NTPSnews) April 27, 2015
The North Thurston School District says on its Facebook page that the incident happened Monday morning at North Thurston High School in Lacey, about 60 miles southwest of Seattle.
A teacher, Brady Olson, is credited with stopping the student, who reportedly fired a gun twice at the ground.
School district spokesperson Courtney Schrieve confirmed that Olson stopped the incident.
“He is a very brave man who probably saved a lot of people today,” said Schrieve.
No other information was immediately available.