Students shot at Cleveland school

Other News Materials 11 October 2007 00:45

(BBC) - At least five people have been wounded in gunfire at a high school in the US state of Ohio, city officials say.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson told reporters that two teenage boys and two adults had been hurt in the shooting and another girl had injured her knee.

He said police were holding the shooter and securing the school site.

Officers were earlier reported to be looking for a 14-year-old boy said to have been unhappy at a suspension from the SuccessTech Academy in Cleveland.

Ronnell Jackson, 15, told the Associated Press news agency he saw the shooter running down a hallway.

"He was aiming at me, I got out just in time," he said.

Mayor Jackson told reporters that police were checking the school building floor-by-floor.

"We have no reason to believe there's more than one suspect," he said.

The incident comes six months after the US suffered its worst ever campus shooting, when a gunman killed more than 30 students and staff at Virginia Tech.