1 student dead, another hurt by gun in Alabama high school

1 student dead, another hurt by gun in Alabama high school

1 student dead, another hurt by gun in Alabama high school

"Two students were involved in a shooting during dismissal today at Huffman High School", the school system said in a statement.

A Birmingham high school is seen behind police cars after a shooting killed a 17-year-old girl.

The student who died was a graduating senior who would soon be 18 years old, had been accepted to college and wanted to become a nurse, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin told reporters. "We are not just talking about some person, (we're) talking about losing a part of our future".

Authorities had previously told local media groups it was being investigated as apparently accidental but Wilson says the circumstances are under investigation.

Details about the detention weren't immediately available, but it was related to Wednesday's shooting of two students at Huffman High School in Birmingham, city police Lt. Peter Williston said. "Our hearts are heavy", he said.

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A 17-year-old girl was killed in the Wednesday shooting at Huffman High School.

The victim was given CPR at the scene before she was rushed to nearby UAB hospital along with the boy, who has reportedly been treated and released, before facing questioning by police.

"We have a lot of unanswered questions", Wilson said. Wilson said metal detectors are in place and functioning at the school. He added that the probe will involve scouring school surveillance video for clues and completing interviews among students and staff at the large magnet school. "There are so many unknowns at this time". Security was being increased at all city schools. "Due to their diligent work, a person of interest has been taken into custody", the police statement read. While officials initially said school would be open on Thursday, Birmingham City Schools announced late Wednesday that school would be closed.

According to an AL.com report from earlier this week, Alabama governor Kay Ivey announced Tuesday, March 6, that she was creating a school safety council. "It reaffirms that there is no place for students to have firearms or other weapons on campus".

Alabama lawmakers have proposed multiple measures in response to last month's killings of 17 people at a Florida high school. All these proposals face a tight deadline before the end of Alabama's legislative session this election year.

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