1 student shot at Mattoon High School - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

1 student shot at Mattoon High School

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MATTOON --  One student was shot Wednesday morning inside the Mattoon High School cafeteria. 

The shooting happened around 11:45 a.m. 

The Journal Gazette newspaper reports that the shooter was a male student. He is now in police custody. 

The injured student was taken to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition. 

High School officials plan to offer counseling to students traumatized by the shooting and will excuse any students who do not feel they can attend school Thursday. 

NOTE: The photos in this story are courtesy The Journal Gazette and Times-Courier.    

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