PRESCOTT HIGH KARK

Price McKeon of KARK/Fox 16 reports that a Prescott 8th grader was shot in school this morning. The shooter and the wounded are both 14 and eighth graders, police said.

Her report on Twitter


JUST got off phone with Nevada Co Sheriff Danny Martin. He confirms:

* Around 9am a man walked on Prescott High and shot an 8th grade boy

* Suspect ran off campus

* In about 1 hr suspected shooter arrested off campus 

The student who was shot was reportedly in stable condition at a Little Rock hospital.

School was dismissed for the day after the shooting. The School District posted this message on Facebook:

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On the morning of April 1, 2019, a Prescott School District student brought a concealed handgun to campus and shot another District student. The District went into immediate lock down and the attacker was apprehended by law enforcement. The District’s School Resource Officer was in the building and immediately able to assist. The District is fully cooperating with the ongoing law enforcement investigation. It appears this was a premediated attack specifically targeting the injured student, who was airlifted to a medical facility for immediate treatment. The injured student’s medical status will be released if and when approved by the family. Until then, we will continue to keep the student in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. No other injuries were reported.

The District will resume classes and bus routes on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The safety of our students is our number one priority. We are in the business of educating students and an incident like this is heart breaking. The District will work with law enforcement to review safety and emergency protocols. Counselors will be available to talk with students and provide any support needed. The District will continue to keep all of its patrons updated to the extent allowed by law.

At a news conference, the local police chief, Joseph Beavers, described the shooting as “pre-meditated.”