March 4, 2024

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Perry is about 40 miles northwest of Des Moines.

Andrew Harnik / AP

PERRY, Iowa (AP) — Police in Perry, Iowa, say there was a taking pictures Thursday on the metropolis’s highschool.

A lady who answered the Perry Police Division cellphone confirmed the taking pictures at Perry Excessive College however didn’t present any additional data.

An infinite variety of emergency autos surrounded the constructing that homes the city’s center faculty and highschool.

Erica Jolliff stated that her daughter, a ninth grader, reported getting rushed from the varsity grounds at 7:45 am. Distraught, Jolliff was nonetheless in search of her son Amir, a sixth grader, one hour later.

“I simply need to know that he’s secure and OK,” Jolliff stated. “They gained’t inform me nothing.”

The highschool is a part of the 1,785-student Perry Neighborhood College District. Thursday was the primary day again at school for college kids following the vacation break.

The taking pictures occurred within the backdrop of the Iowa caucuses and never removed from the place Republican candidates had been campaigning.

Cellphone messages left with the Perry College Board’s president and vice chairman, and an electronic mail message left with Superintendent Clark Wicks, weren’t instantly returned.

Dallas County’s Emergency Administration Company stated a brand new convention could be held later within the morning.

Perry is about 40 miles (64.37 kilometers) northwest of Des Moines.