A suburban Virginia high school has been shut down after the shooting that left a teacher dead and four students injured.
The Virginia State Board of Education said Monday that the Alexandria School District would be closing schools as of July 2 after it was unable to reach a plan to prevent the violence.
The board said it was working with the school district to determine the scope of the violence and ensure students would be able to return to their classes safely.
Officials with the district and the Virginia National Guard say that one student was killed and another injured when the shooter opened fire at the school.
The shooter is still at large.
A district official told The Associated Press that the shooting at Alexandria High School was an act of terrorism.
“Our prayers go out to the victims and their families,” said Dan O’Donnell, spokesman for the Alexandria school district.
“We have been working closely with law enforcement to ensure that all students, staff and visitors can return to school as soon as possible.”
A video released by the school showed students running and screaming as they were pulled from classrooms.
Parents and school staff said the shooting left the campus locked down for nearly an hour.