Mattoon High School issues statement on shooting

Mattoon Shooting

Police in central IL say a teacher subdued a male student who shot and wounded another student in a high school cafeteria.

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

Authorities believe one understudy was harmed in the occurrence at Mattoon High School on Wednesday evening.

After police responded to the incident, a Coles County Sheriff's Office vehicle was involved in an accident on Marshall Avenue north of the high school.

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Students were being shuttled off the campus to Riddle Elementary School, where parents will be allowed to pick up their kids.

Mattoon is about 50 miles south of Champaign.

All buildings at the high school are on a "soft lockdown", the school district said.

Further information was not immediately available.

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