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Shooting at Discovery Middle School

1st. Sgt. Robert Fearn comforts his daughter, Janelle Lawrence after a 15-year old boy was shot in the head by another student inside an Discovery Middle School, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 in Madison, Ala.
1st. Sgt. Robert Fearn comforts his daughter, Janelle Lawrence after a 15-year old boy was shot in the head by another student inside an Discovery Middle School, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 in Madison, Ala.
AP Photo/The Decatur Daily, Jeronimo Nisa

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.