PRESCOTT, Ark. –  A shooting in a school hallway at Prescott High School Monday morning sent an 8th grader to the hospital and another 8th grader into police custody.

“This is the last thing you would expect, I mean know it’s happening a lot nowadays but you don’t expect it happened here,” says Cynthia Webb, whose children attend Prescott schools.

Officers from around Arkansas swarmed to the school district in Nevada County,

“The kids were all thinking that was a prank because of the day it happened on. I don’t think it really registered with them it could happen here either,” Webb continues.

The middle school mom told us she was inside Prescott High School when the shooting happened.

“He was saying ‘I’m shot.’ That’s what I made out that he was saying…and he was holding his chest like this and he ran in the office,” she adds.

“We were notified by 911,” says Chief Joseph Beavers, Prescott Police Department.

Chief Beavers says an 8th grade boy shot another 8th grade boy in the high school’s hallway around 9:15 a.m. 

“We did have school resource officers on scene at the school,” Chief Beavers says.

The school district then went into lockdown. 

“A lot of the kids in the hallways when I told them they needed to get to class. They were like it’s April Fools’ Day. It’s a prank,” Webb continues.

The chief says officers found the suspect, a 14-year-old student, off-campus within about an hour.

“I was just trying to do what I could…if I could at least talk to him and keep him calm that would be a good thing to do cause I’d want somebody if it was my child to be there talking with him, to be there with him when something like that happened. Try to keep him calm,” says Webb.

After sending students home early, the Prescott School District released a statement saying the shooting appears to be a premeditated attack.

“I don’t know what the solution to it is but there’s got to be one,” Webb says.