September 8, 2017 / 1:07 PM / 10 months ago

Teen charged with firing shots at Ohio school, no one hurt

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Shots were fired on Friday at a Columbus, Ohio, school, prompting a brief lockdown before an 18-year-old student was calmed down by a staff member and arrested by police without injuring anyone, police said.

Adan Abdullahi was taken into custody and charged with improperly discharging a firearm in a school safety zone, a second degree felony, the Columbus Division of Police said in a statement. Other charges could be forthcoming, it added.

Columbus police Chief Kim Jacobs said in the statement that officers had done a superb job of rapidly responding and securing the scene, “as well as getting students out of harm’s way and the suspect quickly into custody.”

A gun was recovered at the scene, police said, and the investigation was continuing.

The school teaches grades six through twelve.

Reporting by Kim Palmer; Additional reporting and writing by Peter Szekely in New York; Editing by Phil Berlowitz and Andrew Hay

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