Credit: KCCI Television

The principal of Iowa’s Perry High School tried to distract the teenage shooter who killed one student and injured seven others
on Thursday, his daughter said on social media. 

The shooting began early in the morning, before most students were at the school, officials said Thursday. Police received reports of the shooting at 7:37 a.m. and were on the site within seven minutes to find students and faculty sheltering in place and fleeing the building. 

One sixth-grader — later identified as 11-year-old Amir Jolliff, a student at Perry Middle School  — was killed, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Four other students and three school staff members were injured, the agency said Friday. Officials had initially reported a total of five injured. 

Among those wounded was Perry High School Principal Dan Marburger, who remained hospitalized in critical condition Friday along with two other students, Iowa DPS said. 

The shooter, identified as 17-year-old Dylan Butler — a student at the high school — died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. 

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