A tragic incident occurred at a school in Perry, Iowa, resulting in the death of a sixth-grader and injuries to five others.

Authorities determined that Dylan Butler, a 17-year-old student at the time, was responsible for the shooting.

On Thursday morning, the incident took place at Perry High School, which is located in a town in the central region of Iowa.

An investigation revealed that Butler was in possession of a pump-action shotgun as well as a handgun with a small calibre.

Law enforcement authorities were alerted to the incident at precisely 7:37 a.m. and arrived seven minutes later.

Four of the remaining five victims were confirmed to be students, while the fifth was identified as a school administrator.

All individuals were transported to local medical facilities for treatment, with one in critical condition.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds expressed deep sorrow and sent her thoughts and wishes to the Perry community.