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School Shooting: 15-Year-Old Shot at North Carolina High School

First Posted: Aug 30, 2013 05:19 PM EDT
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A 15-year-old person was shot in the neck and shoulder today at a school in North Carolina, according to the Associated Press.

There were no serious or life-threatening injuries and authorities say that the suspect has been taken into custody. The shooting occurred at Carver High School in the northeastern part of the Winston-Salem area. Approximately 700 students are enrolled at the school.

According to a statement from police, the shooting occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon, roughly an hour before classes would have been wrapped up for the day.

And according to News 14 Carolina, students were moved to a remote location away from the school as authorities look at evidence.

The incident marks the second time Carver High School has had a gun-related issue this year. The school was placed on lockdown when a gun was found in a student's backpack in January. The student was reportedly charged with possession of a weapon on school property.

Yesterday there was a shooting one block away from a school in Chicago. A 23-year-old man was hospitalized after getting shot twice. A camera crew happened to be in the area at the time and caught footage of young children running from scene, which was right next to a "packed" playground.

One parent told NBC Chicago how the horror scene unfolded.

"All the kids in second grade, they were out on recess, all the kids were piled up on top of each other trying to get in the school, and the teachers were running out trying to grab as many kids as they could," she said.

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