One student shoots another at high school in central IL

One student shoots another at high school in central IL

One student shoots another at high school in central IL

At least one person was shot during a shooting at Mattoon High School in east central IL on Wednesday.

A male student at Mattoon High School opened fire at about 11.30am and shot another student before being quickly subdued by a teacher.

Multiple emergency response agencies are on the scene at Mattoon High School for a shooting.

The victim is reportedly in a stable condition in hospital.

The Mattoon Journal-Gazette reported that police were clearing the high school room by room.

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Mattoon, a town of approximately 18,000 people, is about 180 miles south of Chicago.

The district said all buildings were placed on soft lockdown "as a precaution" and release times would remain on their normal schedule.

All students in the high school were evacuated from the campus and bused to a nearby elementary school.

No further details were available.

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