Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Education & Schools
  3. Public Schools

Shooting at Discovery Middle School

On Friday, February 5, 2010, the sound of a single gunshot echoed through the halls of Discovery Middle School in Madison, AL.

Between 1:45 and 2:00 on Friday afternoon, a 9th grade student at Discovery shot another 9th grade student in the back of the head in the hallway during class change.

A "Code Red" was announced over the intercom, and within 40 seconds, the teachers of Discovery Middle School had the students locked into nearby classrooms.  The students and teachers remained in a Code Red until the end of the school day at 3:27.  An ambulance arrived on the scene within three minutes.  

The victim, 14 year old Todd Brown, was transported to Huntsville Hospital, where he passed away later that evening.

The alleged shooter is in custody, and could possibly be tried as an adult.  There is still no information about the motive of this terrible act of violence.  

Please visit the Madison City website for more information.

Comments

  • HHeller 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing the information; it's interesting and terrifying to read it through a teacher's perspective. Our thoughts and prayers are with all that work at and attend Discovery and their families.

Advertisement

Life

  • Tom Petty
    Seven overlooked videos that prove the genius of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Today's Buzz
  • Gaylord Pickens
    Discover Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum dollar days
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Yoga poses
    Learn how to strengthen your core muscles with these yoga poses
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Baby boomer STD rates
    Sexually transmitted diseases: Baby boomers booming STD rates
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Open relationships
    Are you thinking about exercising your option to be in an open relationship?
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    Camera
    6 Photos