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Suspect Arrested In Columbus Active Shooter Situation

Suspect Arrested In Columbus Active Shooter Situation

Police responded to the school on South High Street in south Columbus around 8:30 a.m. on the report of a student firing shots in the building.

Columbus police say an active shooter situation is over after SWAT teams arrested the suspect and got control of the weapon. Police said other charges are expected.

"A staff member was able to reach the suspect, or the suspect came towards the staff member, and was able to talk to him while he was still armed and at least calm him down long enough for us to take him into custody", Jacobs said.

A message was left for a Columbus schools spokesman.

The school is home to about 100 students grades 6- 12 who are dealing with social, emotional, or behavioral issues.

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Investigators said they received the first call about the incident at 8:33 a.m. Friday and the arrest was made at 8:58 a.m. "Excellent job by our officers!"

The school's vision statement says, "The Columbus Scioto family will collaborate effectively, with students, staff, families and stakeholders by implementing specific strategies that impact the personal and professional development of 21st century citizens Our highly qualified staff will provide student-centered instruction in a non-coercive, highly structured environment".

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

This post will be updated with more information as it becomes available.