At the same time as pro-gun protesters advocates battle for their right to bear arms against the protests from gun-control advocates, another school shooting occurred. According to Fox19.com on Jan. 31, an Atlanta school shooting saw a 12-year-old boy shot in the head by another student.
Not much is known about the attack, with the exception that one student allegedly shot another in the head and a teacher was also injured in the attack. It is not known if the shooter was planning on attacking anyone else or this was just a case of one child attacking another. Whether the victim or shooter were victims of bullying by the other is unknown as well.
An Atlanta police spokesman confirmed to CBS Atlanta News that the victim was a 14-year-old, who was shot at 1:50 p.m. EST. While the child was shot in the head, he was conscious, alert and still breathing when they rushed him to a hospital downtown.
The teacher was treated at the scene for minor injuries. The report does not say if the teacher was shot, but because they were not hospitalized, that remains doubtful. While the identity of the shooter, who was taken into custody, is unknown, a spokesman for the Atlanta Public Schools believes the two were classmates at Price Middle School.
No other students were injured and the school worked quickly to send everyone home for the rest of the day. A news conference is scheduled at 4 p.m. EST with more information.
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