Sixth grader killed, 5 others shot at Perry High School in Iowa: authorities

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Six people were shot, one fatally inside a small-town Iowa high school early Thursday as students prepared to start their first day of classes

PERRY, Iowa (WHO) – Six people were shot, one fatally inside a small-town Iowa high school early Thursday as students prepared to start their first day of classes after their annual winter break, authorities said.

 

Sixth grader killed, 5 others shot at Perry High School in Iowa authorities

Seventeen-year-old student Dylan Butler is believed to have shot and killed a sixth grader inside Perry High school, and wounded four high school students and an administrator, according to Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Asst. Director Mitch Mortvedt.

 

It’s not yet clear why the sixth grader who attended classes in the adjoining middle school was in the building at the time of the shooting, but it may have been to attend a breakfast program for multiple grade levels, Mortvedt said.

 

Law enforcement was notified about an active shooter at Perry High School at 7:37 a.m. CT. When Perry police offers arrived, they found multiple gunshot victims, along with the body of Butler, who police say died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.


 

Officers searched the school and found an improvised explosive device, Mortvedt said. Responders with the Iowa State Fire Marshal and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms rendered the device safe, Mortvedt said.

 

Butler, who made several social media posts around the time of the shooting, was armed with a pump action shotgun and a small caliber handgun, Mortvedt said.

 

As of July 2021, Iowa does not require a permit to purchase a handgun or carry a firearm in public, though it mandates a background check for a person buying a handgun without a permit.

 

There have been reports that the school principal, Dan Marburger, is among those injured, however authorities would not confirm that information citing an ongoing investigation. Marburger has worked for Perry schools for 25 years.

 

Nexstar’s WHO spoke with a representative for UnityPoint Health in Des Moines who confirmed they were treating two victims with gunshot wounds at Methodist Medical Center.

 

Thursday was the first day back for students from the winter break. At the time of the shooting, classes had not yet started for the day, so there were fewer students and staff in the school, said Infante.

 

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the school after being notified of the active shooter situation.

 

WHO reported that police and Iowa State Troopers blocked off the streets surrounding the school, where multiple ambulances were seen entering and leaving.

 

Perry has about 8,000 residents and is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Des Moines, on the edge of the state capital’s metropolitan area. It is home to a large pork-processing plant, and low-slung, single story homes spread among trees now shorn of their leaves by winter. The high school and middle school are connected, sitting on the east edge of town.

 

Some students were seen having tearful reunions with parents near where the schools adjoin.

 


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