One student 12-years-old is in custody after allegedly firing multiple shots inside Plymouth Middle School in Minnesota, located about 10 miles from Minneapolis, Monday morning. The student allegedly brought a loaded handgun to school and fired shots into a hallway ceiling. The sixth-grader took the gun from his father’s bedroom. „This was not racially motivated and I hope that we can get him the help that he needs to continue living his life,” his father said after incident. All students are safe. The first person on-site was a staff member, followed by a school resource officer who was there to “deescalate.”According police, officers did not have to use any force. The school is on lockdown. Plymouth Middle School has since been deemed safe, Plymouth Police Chief Erik Fadden said at a news conference.
Stephanie Burrage, interim superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools, said in a statement: Our district takes every weapon-related incident seriously. We are cooperating with law enforcement and also conducting our own investigation.” A weapon was recovered from the scene. Police are investigating the incident. The school district has also opened its own investigation. School leaders announced Plymouth Middle School will shift to distance learning on Tuesday, but will return to in-person learning on Thursday.