A sixth grader was killed and five other people were wounded after a shooter opened fire at a high school in the small Iowa town of Perry yesterday. The attack occurred just before the start of class during the morning drop-off period on the students' first day back from winter break.
The shooter, identified as 17-year-old student Dylan Butler, reportedly died at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Butler, who was armed with a shotgun and small caliber pistol, is said to have posted to TikTok just before the attack, though the account was quickly disabled.
The names of the victims have not been released; the five injured victims included four students and one administrator. All are expected to survive.
Perry, located about 40 miles northwest of Des Moines, is home to around 8,000 residents, with the high school and middle school located together. The attack is believed to be the worst school shooting in state history by number of victims.