Iowa Student Shoots 6, One Fatally, at High School on First Day Back After Break

On the first day back from the holiday break, a student in Iowa shot six people at Perry High School, killing one and injuring five, before taking his own life.

The incident involved the discovery of a basic homemade explosive device, which was safely neutralized. The shooter, identified as 17-year-old Dylan Butler, used a shotgun and handgun, and had posted on social media around the time of the shooting.

Fortunately, the early hour minimized the number of people in the building. The injured include students and a school administrator, with one student in critical condition.

The FBI and ATF are involved in the investigation. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and US President Joe Biden expressed condolences, calling the incident “horrendously awful.”

Perry, a town of less than 10,000 residents, is about 40 miles from Des Moines.

The shooting occurred days before the Iowa caucuses. Republican candidate Vivek Ramaswamy canceled a campaign event in Perry, replacing it with a prayer and discussion with locals.

Source: BBC News

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