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Watch: Law enforcement responds to Iowa school shooting

Oliver Browning
Thursday 04 January 2024 15:29 GMT
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Watch from the scene of a school in Perry, Iowa, where law enforcement responded to reports of a shooting.

On Thursday morning (4 January), authorities were called to the Perry High School, located in Dallas County, to investigate.

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to NBC News they were conducting a shooting investigation but did not provide any further details.

Officials have not released any further information regarding the incident.

Local reporters on the scene said several ambulances entered and left the school – it is unclear if there are any injuries or what the extent of those injuries is.

Perry High School is part of the Perry School District which serves approximately 1,785 students. According to the school’s calendar, today was the first day back of the second semester.

The shooting occurred in the backdrop of the Iowa caucuses and not far from where Republican candidates were campaigning.

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