Shots fired during North Carolina high school fire drill

Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:28pm EDT

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(Reuters) - A North Carolina student was injured and another taken into police custody after shots were fired in an altercation during a fire drill at a high school in Winston-Salem on Friday, authorities said.

Gunfire was reported at 2:30 p.m. EDT at Carver High School as students began to walk back inside the school buildings at the end of a planned fire drill, Winston-Salem Police Chief Barry Rountree said at a press conference.

The student suffered non-life threatening injuries in the incident.

No one else was hurt during the altercation between the students, both of whom were enrolled at Carver, he said.

"We had a school resource officer who was in close proximity and he immediately took the shooter into custody," Rountree said.

More than 700 students in grades 9 through 12 attend Carver, which is located near downtown Winston-Salem.

The shooting occurred more than a week after a 20-year-old man opened fire with an AK-47 assault rifle in a suburban Atlanta elementary school. The gunman was arrested, and there were no injuries in that incident.

(Reporting by Lisa Maria Garza, Kevin Gray and Karen Brooks; Editing by Cynthia Johnston, Jackie Frank and Andrew Hay)

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Comments (5)
Larry2012 wrote:
I’ve visited three different versions of this story and Reuters is the only one so far that even mentions the shooter, and then is only identified as, “a 20-year-old.” Is this information all they REALLY know, or are we experiencing some kind of censorship intended to throw support behind the anti-gun mob? I want to know more about this shooter. I strongly suspect he is mentally challenged.

Aug 30, 2013 4:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
It is not possible because that high school is a gun-free zone.

Aug 30, 2013 5:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
apk44 wrote:
do not mess with the shooter.
shoot him in the head then pig food …all gone

Aug 30, 2013 9:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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