WATCH: 6th grade witness recounts Idaho school shooting

RIGBY, Idaho (ABC) — Police are hailing an Idaho teacher as a hero for her role in helping stop a potential mass shooting.

A sixth-grade girl pulled a handgun from her backpack Thursday and started shooting inside Rigby Middle School before moving outside where she continued to fire.

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“We heard a one gunshot, and then right after we heard another, and we heard multiple kids screaming,” explained Lucy, a fellow sixth-grader at Rigby Middle School. “My friends and I were freaking out and we were hiding in the corner of our classroom.”

Teacher Krista Gneiting has confirmed to ABC News that she was the one who disarmed the shooter, detaining her until police arrived.

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Two students and one custodian were wounded during the shooting and rushed to the hospital.

Student Bella Kinghorn commented, “Me and my friends were like all crying and texting our moms and saying that ‘what is going on right now?’ We were all very scared.”

The alleged shooter is in custody, but her motive is still unknown.

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