Tragedy: 6th-Grade Student Dead and 5 Injured in Perry High School Shooting

Perry, Iowa – A tragic school shooting at a high school in Perry, Iowa has resulted in the death of a sixth-grade student and left five others injured. The incident, which occurred on Thursday morning, has shocked the local community.

According to authorities, the gunman, identified as 17-year-old Dylan Butler, a senior at Perry High School, was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Before the shooting, Butler had reportedly posted videos on social media, causing alarm among students and faculty.

Police officers arrived at the scene soon after the shooting began and found students and faculty seeking shelter and safety. The entire incident took place before classes began, with a breakfast program underway, leading to the presence of students from other nearby schools on campus at the time.

During the aftermath of the shooting, officers discovered an improvised explosive device, which was safely disposed of, along with Butler’s weapons: a shotgun and a small-caliber handgun. Evidence suggests that the gunman acted alone, and authorities are still investigating the motives behind the shooting.

The entire community is grieving the loss of the sixth-grade student and praying for the quick recovery of the injured victims, including the school principal. The tragic event has left the community in shock and has prompted a renewed discussion on school safety and the well-being of students.