Several injured in a shooting at a high school in Iowa, USA

Several people have resulting injuries this Thursday in a shooting registered at an institute in the city of Perryin the state of Iowaas reported by the US Police, which has indicated that The attacker died after a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The incident took place at the Perry Institute, which resumed classes this morning after the Christmas holidays, when A person broke into the school and opened fire. The first calls alerting about what happened were recorded around 7:30 a.m. (local time), according to information from the ABC network.

The county authorities dallaswho have not yet revealed information about the attacker, have indicated that The injured have been taken to a local hospital., while confirming that the scene of the events has been “secured.” “There is no longer any danger to the population. The community is safe. We are now trying to understand what has happened,” said a spokesperson.

Sources close to the matter have stated that a police officer managed to enter the institute seven minutes after receiving the first call and counted “multiple gunshot wounds”although the extent of the injuries is unknown.

After learning what happened, the White House spokesperson, Karine Jean-Pierrehas expressed his concern and that of the entire Joe Biden Administration about what happened, and has urged the US Congress to pass a law to combat gun violence.

“Our hearts are broken for the families of the victims of yet another act of senseless armed violence. We are grateful for the brave first responders who are on the scene,” Jean-Pierre said at a press conference, asserting that the “immunity of the arms industry from liability”.

On the other hand, the White House spokesperson has assured that the president Biden has been notified about what happened, and together with senior government officials, is following updates on the event, while also remaining in close contact with Iowa authorities.

For her part, the governor of Iowa, the Republican Kim Reynoldshas released a publication on his social networks where he has expressed his regret for an event that he has described as “a senseless tragedy”. In addition, he has assured that the authorities continue to monitor the situation.

From the organization Bradywhich fights for the prevention of armed violence, have regretted that in “new year, the same horror”. “These students were returning to campus after vacation only to encounter gun violence that has uniquely affected their generation,” said the organization’s president, Kirs Brown.

“2024 should not begin this way for Perry High School students or any student in our nation. Our hearts go out to all the students, teachers, school staff, parents and community members affected,” Brown said.

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