1 Injured In NC High School Shooting


Police were called to Albemarle High School Tuesday morning around 7 after getting calls about a shooting.

According to WBTW News 13, a student has been shot and authorities have two suspects in custody. The relationship between shooter and victim is not yet known.

Albemarle Police Chief William Halliburton said at a news conference the wounded student was shot in the lower extremities around 7:40 a.m. at Albemarle High School. His condition wasn’t released.

Halliburton says the student who fired the shots put down his gun and waited for police. The names and grades of the students haven’t been released.

The chief says the shooting happened in a campus courtyard minutes before classes started. Investigators don’t know what the argument was about. Police don’t think any other students were involved but they are still interviewing witnesses.

The school is currently on lockdown and parents are being asked to gather at a church about a block away. The school is about 40 miles east of Charlotte.

The Associated Press contributed to this report