One student shot, One Arrested in Mattoon High School Shooting

MATTOON, Ill. (AP) — Police in Mattoon say a PE teacher subdued a male student who shot and wounded another student in a high school cafeteria.

Mattoon police Chief Jeff Branson and Mattoon School Superintendent Larry Lilly say the shooting happened at Mattoon High School about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the suspect, a male student, is in custody. Officials said the injured student is in stable condition at a local hospital.

The Mattoon Journal-Gazette reports that police were clearing the high school room by room. Students were being bused to a nearby school to be picked up.

The names and ages of the suspect and the student who was shot weren’t immediately released.