Shots fired at Hawaii school; injuries reported

JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press
A general view of the scene at President Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, Hawaii where a shots were fired on the morning of January 28, 2014. (Photos by HawaiiNewsNow.com)
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Honolulu school shooting

HONOLULU (AP) — Shots were fired Tuesday morning at a Hawaii high school, causing injuries and prompting a lockdown, authorities said.

Honolulu Department of Emergency Services spokeswoman Shayne Enright said the shooting happened at Roosevelt High School in Honolulu.

No additional details about the injuries or shooter were released. Police and Department of Education officials didn't immediately respond to messages seeking comment from The Associated Press.

An official who answered the phone at Roosevelt said the public high school near downtown Honolulu was locked down.

About a half-dozen parents, including Carolyn Richardson, gathered outside the school after word of the shooting spread.

"This is really freaking me out," Richardson told the AP.

Richardson said she learned about it around 9 a.m. through a text from her son, CarDarow, a sophomore.

CarDarow told her he heard shots had been fired at the school, but that he was OK. She then used her cellphone to video chat with her son. "I told him, I gotta hear your voice," Richardson said.

Other parents outside the school also texted and talked on their phones to their children.

The school, which has an enrollment of about 1,500, began letting out kids for the day around 10 a.m.

A steady stream of students filed out of campus, with many reuniting with their parents.