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Suspect arrested following active shooter situation at OH high school

09 September, 2017, 12:09 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Police responded to Scioto High School in Columbus on Friday morning

Police in Columbus, Ohio, say a suspect was arrested following reports of a student firing shots inside a high school. Parents should not come to school.

A shooter was reported at the school, on South High Street in Columbus, at 8:33 a.m. on Friday morning.

School district spokesman Scott Varner told the news station that the school was placed on lockdown as the tense situation unfolded.

Abdullahi was arrested and charged with a second degree felony count of shooting inside a "school safety zone", police said, adding that additional charges were possible.

Police would not disclose any details about the suspect, who was being questioned at police headquarters, according to Alex-Bouzounis.




Columbus City School administrators said all students and staff are safe after the incident.

Students and staff safe following incident this morning at Cols Scioto 6-12. Police said other charges are expected.

Columbus police tweeted that the department's SWAT team made the arrest and seized a gun.

"Excellent job by our officers!" the tweet stated.

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