UPDATE (THURSDAY 5/6/21, 4:22 P.M.):

RIGBY, Idaho (ABC4) – Law enforcement is providing more information on a school shooting that happened at an Idaho middle school Thursday morning.

During a press conferece, Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson said that just after 9 a.m. Thursday morning, a 6th-grade female student pulled a handgun from her backpack and fired multiple shots both inside and outside the school.

Three people were injured in the gunfire, two students and one school employee.

Anderson said all three people suffered non-life threatening injuries.

During the shooting, a teacher was able to disarm the student and detain her until law enforcment arrived and took her into custody.

“This is a very difficult and trying time for our community,” Anderson said during the press conference.

The motive behind the shooting is still under investigation, according to Anderson.

Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, are investigating the shooting.


RIGBY, Idaho (ABC4) – Three people – two students and one adult – were injured in a shooting at an eastern Idaho middle school Thursday morning.

ABC4 affiliate KIFI reports all three individuals suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

School District Superintendent Chad Martin tells KIFI the shooter has been apprehended and there is no further threat to students.

Authorities tell East Idaho News a male student is in custody.

Students were being evacuated to a nearby high school, the Associated Press reports.

This is a developing story. ABC4 will provide updates as they become available.