State Police: Gunshot fired inside Delaware high school bathroom, suspect fled

Police say no one was hurt after a gunshot was fired inside a Delaware high school Tuesday afternoon. 

William Penn High School in New Castle County was placed on lockdown around 11:30 a.m. for reports of a gunshot fired inside the school. 

State Police say a Glock handgun was found outside the building after a resource officer found evidence that a round struck the inside of a second-floor bathroom.

No arrests were immediately reported following the incident, but police say a suspect did run from the rear of the school towards the football stadium.


The lockdown was lifted about an hour later and regular school activities continued, according to a school official. 

School officials later announced that the high school will be closed for the rest of the week and reopen on Tuesday, following Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

"The safety of staff and students remains our immediate priority and by allowing for this break it provides officials with the time to properly investigate and gives everyone time needed to regroup after today’s events," a statement from the school read in part.