1 student shot, 1 arrested at central IL high school

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Multiple emergency response agencies are on the scene at Mattoon High School for a shooting.

A teacher took control when a male student opened fire in a central IL high school cafeteria on Wednesday morning, police have said.

The victim is reportedly in a stable condition in hospital. Police were clearing the high school room by room at this time.

Mattoon Community Unit School District 2 said just before noon that police responded to an active shooter at Mattoon High School and authorities "have the shooter in custody".

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Police were called out to the area for the reports of shots fired around 11:45 a.m, according to the Journal Star.

School officials say as a precaution all buildings are on a soft lockdown.

Mattoon, a town of approximately 18,000 people, is about 180 miles south of Chicago. No other information was immediately available.

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