A student is deceased and another is in custody after a shooting Tuesday at a high school in Louisiana, authorities said.
According to the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred at St. Helena College and Career Academy in Greensburg around 3 p.m. At least two additional patients were transported to local hospitals. Their conditions were unavailable immediately.
The alleged shooter, a student at the school, was apprehended, according to Sheriff Nat Williams. He stated that charges would be released at a later date.
According to authorities, no motive has been determined for the shooting.
“A tragic incident occurred on the campus of St. Helena College and Career Academy,” the St. Helena Parish School District wrote on Facebook on Tuesday evening. “The scene is still active, and we are working closely with authorities at this time.”
“School is canceled until Friday, as well as the football game and the School Board meeting,” the district added. On Friday, grief counselors will be available to all returning students.
Kelli Joseph, superintendent of the St. Helena Parish School District, was contacted via email and voicemail.