14-year-old in custody after shooting at a California high school

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Los Angeles County sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says the 14-year-old victim was shot in the arm Friday morning and is expected to fully recover. The teen who was injured reportedly drove himself to a hospital and is in stable condition. The LA County Sheriff Department tweeted that the Palmdale high school shooting appears to be an isolated shooting and that the weapon, a rifle, has been successfully procured by authorities off campus.

It is unclear what the suspect was aiming for, the sheriff said, adding that it is early in the investigation.

Johnny Lewis Sr., whose 17-year-old son is a student at the school, told the Los Angeles Times that he never thought he would experience a school shooting.

On Friday, a gunman entered Highland High School in Palmdale, California and shot a student.

Deputies said they had secured both locations, and were investigating.

Sheriff's deputies also received a call reporting shots fired in the vicinity of Manzanita Elementary School about 7 miles (11 kilometers) away from Highland High School.

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Lydia said she then heard two gunshots before she and her mom drove away.

The incident is the 21st school shooting in the United States this year. While police searched for the suspect and secured the area, the school was on lockdown.

"I thought he was joking, and I'm like, 'Don't mess around, that's not amusing, '" said mother Ana Salazar. I think that's what's going to get to me. "And I'm locked up in one of the buildings now'".

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's deputies were searching the grounds of Highland High School in Palmdale, the agency reported on its Twitter account.

Palmdale is located about 100 kilometres north of Los Angeles.

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