Police: Suspect identified and gun in custody at Columbus high school, everyone safe

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) —Police have identified the suspect in the active shooter situation at Columbus Scioto High School as an 18-year-old student.

Columbus police said Adan Abdullahi, 18, was arrested and charged with improperly discharging a firearm in a school safety zone, a second-degree felony. Police said other charges are expected.

At about 8:30 am Friday, police were called to the 2900 block of South High Street on the report of an active shooter.

Police say they arrested the suspect just before 9 am, and there are no injuries. The suspect is being questioned to at CPD headquarters.

A police spokesperson said Friday they had a suspect and a gun in custody but would not elaborate on the suspect at all. The spokesperson did say police did not believe any shots had been fired.

Columbus City School administrators say students and staff are safe but are asking parents not to come to the school at this time. Administrators say they are working to provide an alternative location where parents can pick up students if they wish to do so.


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