A 14-year-old boy pulled out a gun in the cafeteria of Madison High School on Monday and opened fire, striking two students who were taken to hospital, authorities said.
According to Press TV, two other students were also injured, possibly by shrapnel, law enforcement officials noted, adding all the four students received non-life-threatening injuries.
The shooter, identified as James Austin Hancock, ran away after the shooting, but was later arrested and placed in police custody.
He was charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of felonious assault, inducing panic and making terroristic threats in the Butler County juvenile court.
“No students can be picked up at this time as we are not allowing anyone in or out of the buildings,” said a Facebook post written by Madison Local Schools.
It added that the school and other local schools were placed in lockdown for several hours.
Middletown Division Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw described the lockdown as a precautionary measure.