1 Hospitalized, 1 Detained Following Report of Man With Gun at High School in Palmdale

PALMDALE — One person has been hospitalized and another detained following a report of a man with a gun at Highland High School in Palmdale Friday morning, according to FOX40 sister station KTLA.

Deputies were sent to the school located in the 39000 block of West 25th Street after receiving a report of a man with a gun on campus, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Bob Boese said.

The incident was reported at about 7:00 a.m., the Sheriff's Department stated in a tweet.

One person with a possible gunshot wound went to a local hospital following the incident, Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Art Marrujo said. The person "self-transported" and was not taken to the hospital by Fire Department personnel, Marrujo said.

A 23-year-old man said he had just left the school after dropping off his two younger brothers and a friend when they contacted him.

"About a minute later, I get a call from them saying there were gunshots," Ricky Munoz said.

About 8:15 a.m., the Sheriff's Department tweeted that they had one person in custody in connection with the man with a gun report.

The suspect, a male, was apprehended near Vons grocery store in Palmdale, CNN reported.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials were responding to a shooting at the school, the agency tweeted.

David G. Millen Middle School, Cottonwood Elementary and Ocotillo Elementary, which are all within 1 1/2 miles of Highland High, were on lockdown during the incident, employees at those schools told CNN.