High school in Pennsylvania in lockdown after shooting
Erie Police in Pennsylvania confirms that one student was injured as a result of a school shooting, and the victim is in good condition.
A high school in the US state of Pennsylvania has been placed on lockdown after a student was shot, the city of Erie announced on Tuesday.
"Erie Police confirm that a single individual at Erie High School has been shot," the city government said in a statement on Twitter.
Erie Police confirm that a single individual at Erie High School has been shot. The individual is in good condition and has been transported to the hospital. More information to follow as we receive it. Please continue to avoid the area.— City of Erie, Pennsylvania (@CityofEriePA) April 5, 2022
The government pointed out in the statement that the shooting victim is in good condition and has been taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The statement mentioned that the high school will continue to be locked down, adding that the students are safe.
All students and staff have been dismissed from Erie High School. Erie Police Dept. have cleared the scene and are releasing it back to the Erie School District. Please follow Erie's Public Schools for continued updates. @eriesd @CityofEriePA— Erie Police Dept. (@eriepolice) April 5, 2022
Gun violence, which was already spiking during the Covid-19 pandemic, is on the rise in the US.
President Joe Biden says he intends to ramp up efforts to remove firearms from the streets and repeat shooters but claims the problem lies within Congress that shows no enthusiasm to pass gun reform, thus limiting his options.
Even after 20 children and six adults were slain in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the most powerful push in recent years failed.