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