1 dead, 5 injured in Iowa school shooting after winter break

According to officials, the individual responsible for the shooting at Perry High School has unfortunately passed away as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officials have reported that a 17-year-old student at Perry High School in Iowa tragically took the life of a sixth grader and injured four other students and a school administrator on Thursday. The assailant then sadly ended his own life.

The police quickly responded to reports of an active shooter at the high school in Perry, a city with a population of around 7,800, located approximately 30 miles northwest of Des Moines.

According to the police, the assailant carried a pump-action shotgun and a small-caliber handgun.

“He said Butler made several social media posts around the time of the shooting.”

have announced that they have not yet released the identity of the student who was killed. However, they have stated that everyone else who was injured is expected to survive.

Governor Kim Reynolds described the shooting as a “heartbreaking tragedy” that has deeply affected Perry and the entire state. She emphasized her heartfelt prayers for the community.

The authorities have yet to disclose a motive and are currently conducting an ongoing investigation. According to Mitch Mortvedt, the assistant director of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, responding officers discovered victims who had been shot and the shooter dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a news conference.

The police also discovered an “improvised explosive device,” which was rendered safe by the state fire marshal and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Dylan Butler has been positively identified as the shooter, according to Mortvedt. The evidence strongly suggests that he acted alone.

“He said Butler made several social media posts around the time of the shooting.”

The shooting occurred before the start of the school day, with few students on campus. However, a breakfast program was in progress at the time.

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