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Indiana School Shooting: Martinsville schools on lockdown

A student is wheeled to a waiting Lifeline helicopter, March 25, 2011, at West Middle School in Martinsville, Ind. A person was shot Friday at the middle school in south-central Indiana and a suspect is in custody, state police said. Keith Rhoades,AP Photo/Mooresville-Decatur Times

West Middle School in Martinsville, Ind.
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(CBS/WISH) MARTINSVILLE, Ind. - A 15-year-old is in custody following a shooting Friday morning at an Indiana middle school, according to police.

Indiana State Police say the shooting happened at Martinsville West Middle School just after 7 a.m. when the suspect, a suspended student, opened fire with a handgun.

Police tell CBS affiliate WISH that one person, also a student, has been shot twice in the stomach. He was flown from the scene to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. There is no word as to the extent of his injuries.

All Martinsville schools are on lockdown as police continue to investigate. Police say there is no immediate danger. Parents were told the school was on lockdown via text message.

Martinsville Police, Morgan County Sheriff's Deputies and Indiana State Police are investigating the incident. They say they aren't sure of a motive in the case and are "looking into social media aspects to figure out what happened and why."

WISH found the suspected gunman's Facebook page where the most recent post was from this morning it reads "Today is the day."

Friends were writing on the suspected gunman's wall, who has not been named since he has yet to be charged as an adult, asking him why.

"Seeings how you were suppose to be my frined. My Friends dont shoot people," [sic] one person wrote while another simply asked "why dude."

The suspected shooter posted "Don't use your mind use your nine," Thursday night.

  • Edecio Martinez

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