Matthews student shot, killed on campus by another student

Matthews student shot, killed on campus by another student

Matthews student shot, killed on campus by another student

He said the suspect, also male, was quickly taken into custody by a school resource officer as others rushed to the scene as backup. Five people were killed at school shootings in 2017 and two in 2016 nationwide, according to Post data. Surveillance video showed there was a fight between two students and it was "isolated to the hall", said officials.

Counselors and psychologists were available for the students who witnessed the shooting. Investigators have the weapon used but have not said what it is. Wilcox said this was because students could only be released to family members or guardians. "They're so shaken up right now that they can't even talk about what happened". The diverse student body of about 2,000 at the school in North Carolina's most populous county is about one-third white, one-third African-American and one-quarter Hispanic. She didn't know what to do.

The shooting occurred around 7 a.m., shortly before classes started, the Charlotte Observer reports. The school's lockdown ended at 9:15 a.m. Parents were told they could pick up their children from the campus, the district said.

"I am heartbroken to hear that we have lost a student to school violence in one of our schools".

Scott Simpson came to get his ninth grade son, Brody. "He didn't feel safe", the father said.

Butler High School will close for students on October 30, a teacher work day is scheduled on October 31, students will return to school on November 1.

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