Two people were injured, including a 14-year-old male student who was shot in the neck at Price Middle School in Atlanta earlier today. The shooting was reported to have taken place outside of the school building.
The teen boy that was shot in the neck was taken to the hospital where The Huffington Post reported that he was “awake and responsive” with non-life threatening injuries.
Carlos Campos, a spokesperson for the Atlanta Police believes that the shooting attack was not random.
Reportedly, an altercation broke out between two students at the school. That altercation is believed to have led to the shooting.
A teacher who may have been trampled in the chaos that ensued during the shooting was also slightly hurt and sustained some cuts and bruises.
Campos also said that the shooting suspect “was tentatively identified as a student.”
The student shooter was taken into custody.
After Price Middle School went into lockdown mode along with two other area schools, students from the school were transported by bus to a nearby church where parents could pick up their kids.
The mother of an eighth-grader from the school said she received a text from her daughter that read:
"Ma, somebody's shooting and somebody got shot."
Atlanta police reported that an armed officer working at Price Middle at the time of the shooting disarmed the student suspect immediately after the shooting.
Although the suspect fired multiple shots, his bullets only found the one human target.
Atlanta’s Mayor, Kasim Reed, released a statement calling the shooting “unconscionable.” Reed went on to state that counselors have been made available to students at Price Middle School.
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