Radio Sandwell News

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.

Source: bbc.co.uk

Share this story

Related Stories

News around the web

DR Congo: Kidnapped Britons released

Britons held in DR Congo freed

Student groups with a million members back call for second Brexit referendum

Brexit: UK government to host summit on why other countries should join the EU

Metropolitan Police's facial recognition technology 98% inaccurate, figures show

Missing Joe Tilley found dead in Colombia

Russian embassy in Paris requests info from France on knife attacker's nationality

Nearly half a million 'hidden' young people left without state help to survive and find work, ministers warned

Crystal meth found at Home Office headquarters as Sajid Javid boasts about sniffer dogs' prowess

Theresa May faces deadlock over Brexit customs rules, after senior politicians attack both proposed options

Image Slider