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Boy shot at Highland High in Palmdale, Calif.; fellow student detained

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Updated May 11, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

PALMDALE, Calif. — A boy was shot in the arm at a southern California high school Friday morning and fellow student was taken into custody, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. 911 calls reported a man with a gun at Highland High School in Palmdale around 7 a.m. and the school was later cleared after law enforcement rushed to the scene.

The department says the victim, 14, is in stable condition. The student in custody, also 14, was detained in a market parking lot and authorities found a rifle in a desert area off-campus, according to the sheriff’s department.

The incident appears to be isolated and there’s no indication the student suspect tried to shoot others, the department says. There were other students in the area of the shooting, but it wasn’t clear whether it happened on campus or just outside. School wasn’t in session when incident happened, but students were beginning to arrive.

There’s no word on a motive and it wasn’t clear whether the shooting was accidental.

All Antelope Valley Union High School District schools were placed on lockdown and Antelope Valley College canceled classes and closed its locations until noon in response, the station reports.

The FBI was on the scene offering assistance, reports CBS News’ senior investigative producer Pat Milton. 

A message posted to Highland High School principal’s Twitter account urged everyone to stay clear of campus.  

Sheriff’s deputies in Palmdale also responded to reports of shots heard around 7:30 a.m. at Manzanita Elementary School, which is located about seven miles from Highland High, but searched the campus and said there was no evidence of a crime.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

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