Officials report that a shooting occurred at Perry High School in Iowa on Thursday morning, leaving one middle school student dead and five others injured.
Dylan Butler, a 17-year-old gunman, was recognized, according to Mitch Mortvedt of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Butler, a high school student, has passed away, CBS News has learned from two separate sources.
According to Mortvedt, the deceased child was a Perry Middle School sixth grader. One administrator and four more kids were hurt in the shooting. Four of the patients were in stable condition as of Thursday afternoon, while one victim had non-life threatening injuries and was listed in serious condition.
Dan Marburger, the principal of the institution, was one of the victims. His daughter posted on Facebook that he spent the entire Thursday in surgery, but that his health is stable.
They discovered several victims of gunshot wounds, including the gunman who had shot himself. Additionally, an improvised explosive device was discovered by law enforcement and made safe.
Who Is The Suspect?
Authorities stated that they are currently investigating Butler’s motivation. Around the time of the shooting, the gunman was posting on social media and had taken a pump action shotgun and a small caliber handgun into the school. Mortvedt stated that all the evidence points to Butler acting alone.
The FBI said, “Agents from the FBI Omaha Des Moines resident agency are on the scene,” in confirmation that it is keeping an eye on the situation. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is receiving our assistance.”
President Joe Biden has received a briefing on the shooting, according to a White House official, and the White House is in communication with the governor’s office of Iowa.
Iowa will no longer need a permit to buy a handgun or carry one in public as of July 2021, but those who do so will still need to submit to a background check.