Prescott school shooting leaves one injured, district on lockdown after reports of gunfire
Hempstead County spokesperson Bill Sadler said that a teenager has been injured in the incident and was rushed to Little Rock Hospital for treatment
At least one person was injured after reports of gunfire at a school in Prescott on Monday morning. Reports state that Arkansas State Police were responding to the gunfire at the scene and one suspect has already been taken into custody.
Hempstead County spokesperson Bill Sadler said that a teenager has been injured in the incident and was rushed to Little Rock Hospital for treatment, according to KATV reports.
The spokesperson added that the reports of shots being fired came from local authorities and more details about the incident were not immediately known.
Sadler added that an agent from the state police criminal investigation division was headed to the scene of the incident.
Prescott Public School District dean of students, Willie Wilson, said that the schools were "well-secured" and that the district did not have any further comments on the incident at the time.
The neighboring Gurdon School District also released a statement, saying that the district had gone on lockdown because of "an emergency" in Prescott.
The school district also released a statement on Facebook, saying that school will dismiss at 10:30 a.m. on Monday and all athletic events are canceled.
"Gurdon Schools has initiated Lockdown at all buildings. Due to an emergency in Prescott. This is as a precaution and there is not an emergency in Gurdon," the Facebook statement said.
No details about the suspect have yet been revealed, and the circumstances of the gunfire are not known yet.
This is a developing story. More details are awaited.