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Shooting at Rigby Middle School Leaves 3 Injured

By • May 6, 2021

Update at 4:05 p.m. MST:

Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson reported at a press conference that the suspect is a student at the school and is a “sixth-grade female student” who used a “handgun” during the shooting. Anderson also says that a teacher disarmed the student and held her at the school until police arrived.

Anderson did not release the names of any of the victims or the suspect. They also said that the investigation is ongoing any further details would be released in the future.

This story is developing and will be updated as new information becomes available.

Police are reporting that two students and one adult custodian were injured this morning during an “active shooter” situation at Rigby Middle School. Police say that the three individuals sustained non-life-threatening injuries and that they are in stable condition.

Police also say that the suspect is in custody and is a student at the school.

No other information regarding the incident is currently available. We will post any updates at the top of this article when we learn more.

Governor Brad Little posted the following statement on Facebook in response to the shooting:

I am praying for the lives and safety of those involved in today’s tragic events. Thank you to our law enforcement agencies and school leaders for their efforts in responding to the incident. I am staying updated on the situation.

Congressman Mike Simpson (R), U.S. Senator Jim Risch, and U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R) released the following statements on Twitter:

Congressman Russ Fulcher has not currently posted a statement on the situation.

Idaho Dispatch also tried to find statements from the Idaho House and Senate Minority leaders but did not see any posted at this time.

The Idaho Democrat Party also posted the following statement on Twitter:

No statement from the Idaho Republican Party has been posted at this time.

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6 thoughts on “Shooting at Rigby Middle School Leaves 3 Injured

  1. Here is a statement I would propose for the Idaho Republican Party:

    “This is a tragedy, but we will not give up any gun rights in response to this. Not for any reason, no matter what.”

  2. Is it not a strange coincidence that this school shooting occurred while the gun rights bill SB 1205 sits on Governor Little’s desk awaiting a signature or veto?

  3. The low level of morality and high level of meanness in our society has got to stop. People, wake up. We didn’t have these problems when I was growing up. When are we going to see what we are doing to ourselves??

    We are in a real mess. If we give up our guns, the depravity in our country will only get worse. We are at the point that we must protect ourselves or perish.

  4. Every school shooting since Columbine has had an elephant in the room. All have been on pharmaceutical meds of some kind. There is “talk” that this young woman was taking testosterone.
    1- anyone care to validate this claim?
    2- who has got the balls to go after the pharmaceutical industry for their part in all school/ mass shootings?
    In my opinion, all psych pharmaceutical meds should come with a black box warning that includes ‘homicidal tendencies’ and that this possibility should be discussed with parents before kids get prescribed mind altering drugs.

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