Thursday afternoon, parents were notified of a shooting at Price Middle School in Atlanta, GA. According to officials, two people were injured, with only one being shot. Fourteen year old, Telvis Douglas told officials that another student he recognized approached him in the hallway between classes. The student threw a slew of harmful words at Douglas before pulling out a gun and shooting him as he attempted to run away. The bullet went through soft tissue at the back of Douglas' head and exited the other side, according to Atlanta's news channel 2. Once Douglas had been shot, the other student emptied his clip by firing random shots at fleeing students, however, no other students were harmed. One teacher suffered cuts and bruises during the incident, but was promptly treated on the scene once paramedics arrived.
Douglas was said to be conscious and alert when being transported to the hospital and his family now says he is doing fine and is in stable condition. The gunman, still unidentified, has been apprehended and is in police custody. After the incident, Price Middle School was put on lockdown, and students detained in the school's auditorium as parents were notified. Law enforcement assured concerned parents who lined the school campus, dazed and confused over what had taken place and why that things were well under control. Students were dismissed from school at the regular dismissal time and allowed to go home with their parents.
Officials do not know what triggered the shooting, but believe it to be an isolated incident. Some speculate it could have been gang-related but at this time, there is no evidence to support these claims. Their main concern is how the student was able to bypass the school's metal detector with the gun. Many are relieved and happy that police were able to contain the situation and make an arrest quickly and without further injury to the student body or faculty.