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The Latest: Family asks for prayers for victim, shooter

The Latest on an Ohio school shooting that injured one student (all times local):

6:10 p.m.

The family of a student injured in an Ohio school shooting is asking for prayers for him and the shooter.

Sixteen-year-old Logan Cole's family says in a statement released by a Columbus hospital where he's being treated it thanks friends, relatives and the community for their support.

The statement encourages prayer for the shooter and his family. It says Cole's family is certain the shooter's family also has been deeply hurt.

The Cole family thanks God for protecting their son and say they're confident God has a purpose and plan through the tragedy.

Authorities say Cole was shot more than once with a shotgun wielded by a 17-year-old student at West Liberty High School on Friday morning. They say the shooter is in custody.

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4:50 p.m.

Authorities say staff at an Ohio school where a junior was shot overpowered the armed student and prevented what could have been a far worse situation.

Champaign County Sheriff Michael Melvin says more people would have been wounded at the West Liberty school building on Friday morning without the intervention because the shooter's intent was to harm more people.

West Liberty school superintendent Kraig Hissong (HIS'-song) identified the injured student as 16-year-old junior Logan Cole.

Cole is in critical but stable condition at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, about 50 miles southeast of the school.

The sheriff says Cole was shot more than once.

Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin Talebi (tuh-LEE'-bee) says a 17-year-old student is in custody and charged with felonious assault.

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11:05 a.m.

Officials say a male student who was shot and wounded at an Ohio school is being treated at a hospital, and another student suspected in the shooting is in custody.

The West Liberty-Salem Local School District superintendent says the shooting occurred as classes began Friday at the school complex roughly 45 miles northwest of Columbus.

Authorities haven't released information about the shooter.

Senior Ashley Rabenstein (RAY'-behn-steen) says she was in class down the hall from the shooting. She says her teacher threw desks against the door to block it, and students fled through the windows and ran to nearby houses to regroup.

Superintendent Kraig Hissong says teachers and students followed their emergency training.

Students were later bused away from the site so they could be picked up by their parents.

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9:35 a.m.

Authorities responding to a shooting at an Ohio school say one student was hurt and one person is in custody.

The shooting was reported Friday morning at the complex for both high school and elementary students in the West Liberty-Salem Local School District, roughly 45 miles northwest of Columbus.

Local media report the Champaign County sheriff's office confirmed the wounded person is a student but didn't immediately release other details. Local media said initial reports indicated that someone was shot through a window of a boys restroom in the high school.

Parents were told to pick up their children. A State Highway Patrol spokesman says troopers were helping with student pickups as the sheriff's office handles the investigation.

The superintendent's office didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.

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8:50 a.m.

Authorities responding to a reported shooting at a western Ohio school say one person was hurt and one person is in custody.

The shooting was reported Friday morning at the complex for both high school and elementary students in the West Liberty-Salem Local School District, roughly 45 miles northwest of Columbus.

No confirmed details were immediately available about the suspect, the injured person or the circumstances of the shooting. Local media said initial reports indicated that someone was shot through a window of a boys' restroom in the high school.

Parents in the district were being told to pick up their students at a nearby grocery store.

The superintendent's office didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.