Rigby Middle School Shooting Reports: Suspect in Custody

Rigby Middle School Shooting Reports: Suspect in Custody


There were reports on social media of an active shooter or shooting at Rigby Middle School in Rigby, Idaho, on May 6, 2021. A suspect is now in custody, according to Local News 8.

Local News 8 reported, preliminarily, that there are believed to be three victims, and parents can pick up their kids at Rigby High School. There is no word yet on the conditions of victims, whether there are any deaths, what the motive is and who the suspect was. The television station described it as an “incident” but said it was a shooting on its Facebook page. There is no official word from authorities.

A reporter for Local News 8 said in a video report on Facebook students are all in the high school’s gymnasium. “We do have three confirmed victims. The suspect is in custody. I did see a man get taken away in an ambulance.”

Here’s what you need to know:

People on Facebook Said There Was a Shooting

A woman wrote on Facebook, “heard this from a student at rigby….. 3 shot, One was transported by ambulance. One was shot in the leg. The shooter is assumed a girl and is in custody…..”

“A friend just told me there was a middle school shooting in her town of Rigby, ID. Heartbreaking,” wrote another.