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Student Shot At Price Middle School In Atlanta, GA

4:11 PM, Jan 31, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police said a 14-year-old boy was shot at Price Middle School, near the Lakewood Heights neighborhood south of downtown Atlanta on Thursday afternoon.

According to Atlanta Fire Department Capt. Marian McDaniel, there was a 14-year-old who had been shot in the head. Grady Memorial Hospital says they have received one under-aged gunshot victim.

Initial reports indicated the shooting victim was a girl, however, Atlanta Police spokesman Carlos Campos later said the victim was a 14-year-old boy.

Atlanta Public Schools public information officer Steve Alford said the gunshot wound was more toward the back of the neck, and indicated that the boy was awake when taken to Grady Hospital.

The second person hurt was a teacher who may have been trampled in the confusion following the shooting. The teacher was also taken to Grady. His or her condition is not presently known.

Alford said the shooting suspect was apprehended by police. Campos said the suspect was tentatively identified as a student. Campos went on to say the shooting happened outside the school building.

Price Middle School, along with nearby Carver High School and Slater Elementary School have been placed on lockdown, and parents are being asked not to come to the school to avoid any additional confusion in the area.

According to 11Alive's Julie Wolfe and Sam Crenshaw on the scene, the assistant principal of Price Middle School came out to tell assembled parents that their children are okay.

Students are expected to be released from school at the normal dismissal time of 3:45.

Atlanta Public School officials are expected to hold a news conference at 4 p.m. 11Alive.com will have live streaming coverage.

Televised helicopter images show emergency vehicles at the school building on the south side of Atlanta.

The neighborhood where the school is located is in what was once the Carver Homes Housing Project. The projects were razed and replaced with homes and apartments. Price Middle School and Carver High School were both built in recent years in the same area.

Source: WXIA

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