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One student dead in shooting at North Carolina high school

One student dead in shooting at North Carolina high school
Police say the shooting occurred at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, Caroline du Nord

A student is dead after a shooting at a Caroline du Nord high school, les autorités disent.

According to local police, the student was shot at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem. All other students are safe and the campus has been secured, la police dit, although the shooter is still at large.

“The search continues for the shooter, who is believed to be a student,” the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office mentionné sur Twitter.

The Winston-Salem Police Department has identifié the slain student as William Chavis Raynard Miller Jr.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family today and in the difficult days to come,” the department said.

Police have emphasized that there has not been a second shooting, as some rumors have incorrectly conveyed.

“Give us a chance to give you the facts,” Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough mentionné. “There are many rumors spreading. We are committed to being transparent and will share confirmed information as appropriate.”

After the shooting was reported around noon on Wednesday, the school was put into lockdown, according to Winston-Salem police. Rescue workers from emergency medical services, the fire department, and police then rushed to the scene. Police looked for the suspect, and EMS attempted to revive the injured student. They were both unsuccessful.

The student was then taken to a hospital, where he died.

Plus tard, the rest of the school’s students were taken to a nearby YMCA, where their parents came to pick them up.

This is only the second week of school at Mount Tabor. Dans un déclaration, North Carolina governor Roy Cooper lamented that in the short time schools have been open, there have already been two school shootings in the state.

“For the second time this week, we have seen a shooting in a North Carolina school. Our prayers are with the victims, their families and all the students of Mt. Tabor High School in Winston-Salem,” the governor mentionné. “We must work to ensure the safety of students and educators, quickly apprehend the shooter and keep guns off school grounds.”