Yeshiva World News & COLlive.com
A suspicious individual was shot at a Chabad girls high school in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon.
A security guard observed the man canvassing the outside of Ohel Chana High School, located inside Etz Jacob Congregation at 7659 Beverly Blvd, at around 1:00PM.
When the suspect was confronted, he become belligerent and was shot in the leg. The suspect is in stable condition.
The school was placed on lockdown, and will continue to be on lockdown until further notice that all has been cleared by the police.
“The kids are in a safe room and the school is still on lockdown,” a parent in the school told COLlive.com.
In a letter to parents, the school wrote:
We want to inform you about an incident that took place at the school this afternoon.
An individual was canvassing the outside of the school building. When he was confronted by our school security guard. After becoming belligerent, the security guard did shoot him in the leg (he is not critically injured).
We are happy to inform you that absolutely no students were hurt or in danger at any time during this period.
As a precautionary measure, the school building was put on lockdown and will continue to be on lockdown until further notice that all has been cleared by the police.
The students are currently being given extra time to relax before going into class. We davened an early mincha and will keep posted.
Thank you for your understanding.