One student killed and another arrested after shooting at Louisiana high school

One student has been killed and another taken into custody following a shooting at a Louisiana high school.

The shooting happened around 3 p.m. local time on Tuesday at St Helena College and Career Academy in Greensburg.

Sheriff Nat Williams said the person arrested was a juvenile and student at the school. The suspect is 14, according to school officials WAFB TV.

No motive was given for the shooting. Two other people were taken to hospital, but the nature of their injuries and their condition were not immediately known.

“This is being investigated by state police and the Sheriff’s Office,” said St. Helena Parish Sheriff Nat Williams.

The St. Helena Parish School District announced that classes are canceled through Friday as well as the football game.

“A tragic incident occurred on the campus of St. Helena College and Career Academy,” the school district said in a social media post.

Student shot dead at Louisiana high school


“The scene is still active and we are currently working closely with the authorities. An official statement from the school district is forthcoming on details that can be shared with the community.

“School is canceled until Friday, as well as the football game and the school board meeting. Grief counselors will be available to all learners upon their return this Friday.”

With reporting by Associated Press

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