Fern Creek High School Shooting: Student Shot in Louisville, KY, Prompting Lockdown

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 30, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Shots have been reported at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky on Tuesday.

Police and first responders have rushed to the school after the reports.

At least one person was loaded on a stretcher onto an ambulance, reported WLKY. That victim, a student, was taken to the University of Louisville hospital.

The shots fired report was called in shortly after 1 p.m. Several students reported seeing a firearm.

A student said via Twitter that an airsoft BB gun was the firearm. “I was right there when he did it,” the student said.

Kelly Davis of WDRB reported that the shooter has not been located. Police aren’t releasing any information about the shooter’s identity as of yet. Katie Bauer of Wave 3 later added that the police “is calling this shooting an isolated incident, saying the gunman shot one student, then fled the scene.”

Davis said that the confirmed victim has non-life threatening injuries and that the parents have been notified.

“If your student is a Fern Creek student, and you have not gotten a call from Metro Police, your child has not been injured,” noted WLKY.

“Students will be dismissed when metro police determine it is safe, from the Fern Creek Park at 8703 Fern Dale Road. If your child is a bus rider, the bus will be waiting for him/her at the park. If your child is a walker, or drove to school, they will be dismissed when police are ready.”

The school is located at 9115 Fern Creek Road about 10 miles southeast of downtown Louisville.

Nearby Fern Creek Elementary School and St. Gabriel School are also locked down as a precaution.

Parents are being sent to Fern Creek Park as students are slowly released.

Story developing … 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.