Atlanta School Shooting: 14 Year Old Shot, School on Lockdown

By: CBS, Associated Press Email
By: CBS, Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities say a 14-year-old has been wounded in a shooting at an Atlanta middle school and a suspect has been taken into custody.

Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos says the wounded student has been taken "alert, conscious and breathing" to Grady Hospital.

He says the suspect has been tentatively identified as a student and all other students at the school are safe. Campos says the teen was shot outside of the school building.

Atlanta Fire Cpt. Marian McDaniel says the teen was shot in the head. McDaniel says a teacher suffered minor cuts and bruises, but was treated on the scene about 2 miles south of downtown.

TV news helicopters show a swarm of Atlanta police officers at the school.


CBS Web Copy

ATLANTA An Atlanta fire official says a 14-year-old was shot in the head at a middle school and is hospitalized.

Police are at the scene of a shooting at Price Middle School in Atlanta where at least two people have been shot and at least one person was taken to the hospital, reports CBS Atlanta.

A spokesman with Atlanta Fire Rescue Department confirmed to CBS Atlanta News that a 14-year-old student had been shot in the head and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta. The second victim, a teacher, was treated at the scene for minor injuries. That teacher was not taken to the hospital.

At least one person has been taken into custody.

The school is currently on lockdown.

TV news helicopters show police activity at Price Middle School, which is located just south of downtown Atlanta.

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Associated Press Release

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta fire official: 14-year-old shot in head at middle school, hospitalized.


Associated Press Release

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta police are responding to a report of a shooting at a school but had no other immediate details.

Police spokesman Carlos Campos told The Associated Press on Thursday afternoon that he was headed to Price Middle School just south of downtown but would not say why.

TV news helicopters show police activity at the school.


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