1 Dead, 5 Injured In Shooting At School In Perry, Iowa; Suspect Dead

UPDATE @ 5PM EST: Police confirm that one person was killed, a 6th grader, and 5 others were injured. The injured are 4 students and the school’s principal.

Early Thursday morning at Perry High School in Perry, Iowa, a shooting occurred with an unknown number of injuries. Authorities were alerted around 7:37 a.m., prompting a swift response from local law enforcement and multiple federal agencies, including the FBI and ATF. Dallas County Sheriff Adam Infante confirmed their arrival within minutes of the initial reports.

The exact number of victims remains undetermined as officials continue their investigation. However, the Associated Press has reported that two individuals suffering from gunshot wounds were transported to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. The suspect linked to the tragic event has reportedly died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Sheriff Infante reassured the community, emphasizing the absence of further threats. He noted the incident occurred before the school day had officially begun, likely reducing the potential for more extensive harm due to the fewer number of students and staff present.

This is a developing story.

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