Phoenix police say one student was shot at Cesar Chavez High School in the Laveen neighborhood of Phoenix on Monday.
The teen boy's injuries were not life-threatening and police were not considering it an active-shooter situation, although the shooter was still not in custody as of 5 p.m., Phoenix police spokesperson Sgt. Ann Justus said.
The shooting happened minutes after classes ended around 3 p.m. on Monday during a fight in a bathroom on campus, police said. The suspect fled, police said.
The victim was believed to be 16 years old and a junior at the school, Phoenix police said. The shooter's age was not known but estimated to be between 16 and 25. It was not known if the two knew each other or whether the shooter was a student.
Phoenix Union High School District said in a message to parents before 4 p.m.: "Local authorities were immediately contacted to assist. All other students and staff who were on campus are safe. This incident took place after school and the campus is being cleared. All afternoon activities at Chavez have been moved or rescheduled."
By 7 p.m., the district released a statement that confirmed school would begin as normal on Tuesday, with added safety measures. This included the prohibition of backpacks and food deliveries, limited exit and entry, and the addition of law enforcement, counselors and support staff on campus.
"The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff remains our highest priority," district spokesperson Richard Franco said in the statement.
Police did not consider the shooter an "active shooter" because interviews with people on campus led them to believe it was an isolated incident, Justus said.
Cesar Chavez does not have a school resource officer on campus, Justus said. Last year, following student-led protests and petitions during nationwide calls for police reform, Phoenix Union announced officers would no longer be assigned to its schools. Last month, Tempe Union High School District also voted to phase out school police.
"There is a school safety officer assigned to the school, however, they are not housed on campus, so they were not here at the time," Justus said. The school also has a security team that cooperated with police to move students to safety when it was clear there was no immediate threat.
Parents were told to reunite with students at Cesar Chavez Park east of the school near Baseline Road and 35th Avenue, according to Phoenix police. As of 4:30 p.m. Monday, no students were seen on campus and only a few students were at the park.
Police had not found a weapon on campus as of 5 p.m. and detectives were reviewing video from cameras on campus.
Police said crime scene investigators and detectives from the Violent Crimes Bureau would be at the school for several hours as the investigation continued.
Phoenix City Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, who represents southwest Phoenix including the school, posted: "Gun violence is an issue that can affect any community, anywhere at any time, and it shouldn't be this way. We must come together to build safer communities."
Anyone with information about the fight or shooting was asked to call Phoenix police at 602-262-6151. To remain anonymous, call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377) or for Spanish call 480-TESTIGO (480-837-8446).
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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: 1 teen boy shot at Cesar Chavez High School; not an active shooter