LATEST: Middle School Shooter In Custody, Victims In Critical Condition

A school shooter is in custody at Noblesville West Middle School.

Noblesville, IN - A school shooter opened fire at Noblesville West Middle School Friday morning, and has been taken into custody.

One adult and one 13-year-old female student are in critical condition, according to WDTN.

The scene is still active and law enforcement officers are clearing the school.

The suspect is believed at this time to have acted alone.

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bronx163
bronx163

Time to place armed retired cops in schools Enough of the bs.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

@bronx163: they tried that at Santa Fe shooting.

bronx163
bronx163

Yea it worked somewhat. Can not just put one armed guy in a school of 3k kids. School like santafe needs about 10-12 cop mininum.

RetiredSgt
RetiredSgt

You will never, Never, NEVER stop a determined shooter from getting to the point he/she wants to be and start doing what is planned. You can reduce the damage by being there to put down the perp. before it continues to whatever he/she dreams about doing. As a retired law enforcement officer, I will tell you that many retirees would be glad to help, but they must receive support. After all, he/she is the one trained, not the politicians. Also, school uniforms would preclude the wearing of trench coats and the other internal strife brought about by students being "different". Metal detectors will not be effective because students will go to a "panic bar door" and open it for their friends. That, and the backup from the metal detector/s would be a perfect target. Lots of stuff could be done, but nothing is done while the "experts" argue through their lack of expertise.

Nolan T
Nolan T

This is crazy, my school isn't and hasn't been on lockdown. Im literally 15-20 minutes away!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

"Can not just put one armed guy in a school of 3k kids. School like santafe needs about 10-12 cop mininum." I suppose I could get behind that, but only if it were fully funded by a yearly tax on all guns. Freedom ain't free, etc.

Moe87
Moe87

Hey Burgers, law abiding citizens already pay tax on firearms, it’s this little known tax called sales tax. The Federal Gov’t also taxes firearms and their manufacturers.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

The easy argument would be, if the government could come up with the hundreds of millions of dollars for school security, why can't they come up with the much less millions for better equipment and pay for teachers?

Many of you will say safety is paramount, and i agree. But money is a major issue as well, and if you have enough to outfit schools into forts, you have enough for textbooks that don't refer to Bush as the current president.

JustComplyDontDie
JustComplyDontDie

LMAO. "Tax on guns" Yea, not happening. Freedom is free. Ammo is not.

Mrs10
Mrs10

The safety vs access to educational resources is not really a dilemma. If you look at Mazlov's "Hierarchy of Needs" it is obvious that a person's requirement for security (from harm or death) in their environment is paramount to any other need that can arise. In other words if I'm constantly having to defend my life or libertybeing in that situation will prevent me from doing anything else. If I'm in fear for my life I'm not likely to retain knowledge!

My sister teaches high school English and it's a sad reflection on our society when I'm more afraid of HER getting hurt/killed at work than my husband the cop!

But don't get me wrong - I'm all about increased teacher pay and better funding for education but not at the expense of student/teacher life.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Mrs10 Good point, but i don't think Mazlov applies here. Not all schools are being shot up, so not all children share that fear. Teachers will strike if all of a sudden millions of dollars are spent arming a school instead of proper benefits, higher pay, better equipment, etc.

The main reason for school is learning, and now people want to completely shove that reason aside to add features to schools, when the foundations are crumbling.

Mrs10
Mrs10

Not all schools are being shot up but I can assure you that all children DO have that fear. My sister is one who recently went on strike in Oklahoma and I discussed this with her. She says that funding for education needs is great but if there were a choice between the two she doesn't know a teacher who would choose that over safety.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Mrs10 My mom would, and she is a teacher who is sick of having to buy supplies that the school should be supplying.

Also, i assure you not all children fear being shot on school.