At least two were injured in a shooting at a high school.

The suspected shooter has arrested a few hours later away from the school, Police.

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According to Associated Press, Two 17-years-old students, a boy, and a girl were shot Monday morning at Heritage High School, in Newport News, Virginia.

A call was received about a shooting inside Heritage High School at 11:38 a.m. Monday. Officers responded, evacuated the school, and took the victims to area hospitals.

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Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew said a boy was shot on the side of his face and a girl was shot in her lower leg at Heritage High School. They were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. At least two other people were injured in connection with the shooting and taken to a hospital, Drew said. One person had a sprained or broken arm and one person with asthma had breathing issues, he said. A fifth person may have gone directly to a hospital, he added.

Police recovered a gun at the scene and have found key evidence that Drew said he’s shared with Newport News Commonwealth’s Attorney Howard Gwynn.

The suspected shooter, whom police described as a juvenile, was arrested a few hours later away from the school, Drew said. Police haven’t said whether he’s a Heritage student or how he was apprehended. Police believe “there was some type of altercation,” he added.

Meanwhile, the FBI and state and local police were searching the school for any students or staff still taking shelter, Drew said. Students were evacuated and sent to nearby tennis courts, where parents were being instructed to meet them. Mental health counselors were on the scene.

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