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Four Students Injured In Shooting At Butler County School

April Laissle
Credit April Laissle / WYSO

UPDATE @ 4:58 p.m.:According to a statement from the Butler County Sheriff's Department, the 14 year-old suspect, now in custody, entered the school's cafeteria at lunchtime armed with a handgun and shot two students before fleeing the school.  Two other students were injured but not from gun shots.  "We do not have a motive at this time," said Sheriff Richard K. Jones in the statement.  "But we do know all the kids involved are students of Madison High School." 13-year-old Shelby Kinnin was in the cafeteria when shots rang out.  "You just here these couple like bang bang bang really loud," she said.  "At first I thought it was a chip bag or something but then I was like that's too loud and there's too many of them." "It's unnerving seeing a SWAT team at your kid's school. There's no feeling like that in the world," said Stephanie Kinnin, Shelby Kinnin's stepmother. 
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says the shooter is being charged with attempted murder, felonious assault, inducing panic and making terroristic threats. He is currently in juvenile jail.

UPDATE @2:56 p.m.: WYSO's April Laissle is on the scene. An eighth-grade student who says she witnessed the attack says it began in the school cafeteria around lunchtime. Students were promptly evacuated and have all since gone home from the high school/junior high. Multiple news reports say a 14-year-old student is in police custody and has yet to be named.


FIRST REPORT @12:30 p.m.:

Several Butler County schools have been placed on lockdown after a shooting at Madison Junior/Senior High School outside Middletown.


Four people have been reported injured following the shooting at the school. Madison Local Schools says on its Facebook page that the Butler County Sheriff’s office now has the suspect in custody.

Parents of injured students have been notified. The suspect has not yet been named.

Cincinnati station WCPO's partner, the Journal-News, is currently updating from the scene

This story will be updated as WYSO gets new information. 

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