Suspect in custody, following school shooting at Rigby Middle School; 3 injured
Updated: 08:05 a.m. 5/7/21
RIGBY, IDAHO – At approximately 9:15 on Thursday morning, an active shooter situation took place at Rigby Middle School in Eastern Idaho. Jefferson School District 251 later confirmed the incident.
Two students and one adult custodian were injured in the shooting and are said to be in stable condition. They were transported by ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, according to an Idaho Falls Fire Department spokesperson.
Police say that the parents of the victims were notified.
The Associated Press first reported that the suspect was a male student, which was erroneous. Local authorities say that a sixth-grade girl was disarmed by a teacher then held until law enforcement arrived to take her into custody.
Students from the middle school were evacuated to Rigby High School where parents were able to pick them up beginning at around 10:40 a.m.