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Police Respond to Shooting at School in Perry, Iowa

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BREAKING: PERRY HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING Reports indicate the shooting at Perry High School, Iowa, with multiple victims, is now under control and the shooter has been neutralized. First reports of an active shooter at Perry High School, Iowa, emerged around 7:40 a.m. local time. 8:27 a.m., middle and high schools were cleared, following which the elementary school was evacuated and dismissed by 8:32 a.m. Press conference is scheduled for 10am CST (local time). Source: NBC Affiliate WHO

Police Respond to Shooting at School in Perry, Iowa

It was unclear whether there were injuries. Local news media said the first reports of a shooting at a school came just as students were arriving for the first day back after break.

The police in Perry, Iowa, are investigating a shooting at a high school, according to the Dallas County Sheriff.

Emergency responders arrived at Perry High School, about 40 miles northwest of Des Moines, as students were beginning to arrive for their first day back after winter break.

Local news said reports of a shooting first came in around 7:40 a.m. Emergency vehicles could be seen from multiple agencies.

The Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy was scheduled to kick off a political event in Perry on Thursday morning. NBC News reported that the event was still scheduled to continue and described it as a “discussion and prayer” event.

Mr. Ramaswamy said “pray for the community” in Perry on social media.

This is a developing story.

MASS SHOOTING – BOARD PRESIDENT PERRY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT STATEMENT Linda Andorf: “It is horrendously awful. People need to figure out their life. This is just disgusting. It’s terrible.” Source: NBC NEWS

MASS SHOOTING AT PERRY HIGH SCHOOL | HELICOPTER EVACUATES VICTIMS Multiple victims reported in Iowa High School shooting, with medical helicopter spotted for evacuations. Shooting coincided with 1,785 students’ return from holiday break. Source: Associated Press

Reports of a possible mass shooting in Perry High School, Iowa To the American people, with all due respect, please do something. You are a beautiful nation. There must be a middle ground between gun laws and individual rights. This should be remedied sooner than later.

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