A teacher disarmed the sixth grader and detained her until the police arrived
The authorities said at a press conference that all three victims had been shot in the limbs and all are expected to survive. Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson said that the girl took a gun from her backpack and shot at Rigby High School in Rigby Town, and shot at Rigby High School. The town of Rigby is about 95 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of Yellowstone National Park.
The authorities said a teacher disarmed the girl and detained her until the police arrived and detained her, but did not disclose more details. The authorities assured that they are investigating the motive of the attack and where the girl obtained the weapon.
Anderson said that the student was from neighboring Idaho Falls, and he did not reveal the girl’s name.
Dr. Michael Lemon, director of trauma at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, said the injured adult received medical treatment and was released by one of the gunshot limbs. The projectile passed through his limbs without affecting the arteries or bones.
Lemon said the two students who were shot will stay overnight in the hospital, and one of them may need surgery. Even so, the conditions of the two students are still good. The doctor said that one of them was injured in a limb. It is possible that he was shot twice.
After the students and staff heard the gunfire, the police received a report from the school around 9:15 in the morning. Several officials responded to the report, and the students were evacuated to a nearby high school to join their parents.