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Two Dead In Des Moines Charter School Shooting

Des Moines, Iowa — A Des Moines Police Department spokesperson says two students are dead and a teacher is in serious condition after the shooting at the “Starts Right Here” charter school in downtown Des Moines Monday afternoon.

Sergeant Paul Parizek says three suspects in the shooting were taken into custody in a traffic stop about two miles away from the shooting scene. He says it appears to be a targeted attack.

The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m.

Governor Kim Reynolds released a statement on the shooting:  “I am shocked and saddened to hear about the shooting at Starts Right Here. I’ve seen first-hand how hard Will Keeps and his staff work to help at-risk kids through this alternative education program. My heart breaks for them, these kids and their families. Kevin and I are praying for their safe recovery.” 

The Iowa House held a moment of silence for the two students killed and the adult injured in Monday’s shooting.

Photo: Des Moines PD Car (Radio Iowa Stock Photo)