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1 Person Shot at Indiana Middle School


MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- A teenage boy was shot at a central Indiana middle school shortly before classes began Friday and a suspended fellow student is in custody, state police said.

Sgt. Curt Durnil said the victim and suspect are both students at Martinsville West Middle School where the shooting took place. He said he did not know what led to the suspension of the suspect two days earlier.

It was not immediately clear what prompted the shooting in a vestibule area just after 7 a.m., about 20 minutes before classes usually begin, Durnil said.

"We have no motive at all at this point. We're talking to witnesses and schools officials to get to the bottom of it," he said.

Durnil said police believe only one shooter was involved in the incident and that they have him in custody, but that all schools in the district remain in lockdown as a precaution. Martinsville is a small city some 30 miles southwest of Indianapolis.

"We're still looking at all angles, to be sure," he said.

Durnil has no details of the victim's condition.

WTHR-TV in Indianapolis said police believe the shooting stems from a dispute that started at a school dance last weekend.

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