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14-yr-old pupil shot in head at school in Atlanta

2013-02-01 00:19:38

A 14-year-old has been taken to hospital after being shot in the back of the head outside a school in Atlanta, Georgia, say police.

The teenager is alert, conscious and breathing, and all other pupils are safe.

A teacher suffered minor cuts and bruises in the incident at Price Middle School, said Atlanta Fire Captain Marian McDaniel.

A suspect, thought to be a student, has been taken into custody.

Aerial news footage showed a number of police at the scene.

Children at the school had been taken into an auditorium for their safety after the shooting at 13:50 local time (18:50 GMT). A crowd of parents gathered outside.


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