(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