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Breaking: Shooting at an Atlanta middle school

UPDATED: A 14-year-old was shot in the head but is "alert" and a student is in police custody


Natasha Lennard
February 1, 2013 12:55AM (UTC)

Updated, 4:00 p.m. EST: According to local police, the wounded 14-year-old boy was shot in the head and has been hospitalized, but is "alert" "conscious" and "breathing." A teacher was also injured, but not shot.

Police said that the suspect in custody is a student.

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Original: Two people, including one 14-year-old student, have been wounded in a shooting in at an Atlanta middle school Thursday. Two suspects are reported to be in police custody. MyFoxAtlanta.com reports:

Atlanta Public School officials confirmed to FOX 5 that there has been a shooting at Price Middle School in Atlanta. Atlanta police say two people were shot, but no other details on the victims were immediately given.

The school is on lock down, and authorities say parents are not being allowed to pickup their children at this time. Only school officials are being allowed on campus.

We will continue to update this post as more information emerges.

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Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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