WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — One pupil was injured successful a shooting astatine a North Carolina precocious schoolhouse Wednesday and authorities were looking for the suspect, officials said.
Mount Tabor High School successful Winston-Salem was connected lockdown aft the shooting but each different students were safe, according to Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Christina Howell.
Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough told reporters that a pupil was rushed to the infirmary with a gunshot coiled from the shooting wrong the schoolhouse but did not code the student's condition. The sheriff said the fishy was not successful custody and helium did not cognize if the fishy was a student.
Police blocked roads to the school, which has an enrollment of much than 1,500 students, and galore exigency vehicles were connected the scene. Parents frantic for accusation parked their cars connected the sidewalks respective blocks from the schoolhouse arsenic constabulary directed postulation distant from campus. Students and parents could beryllium seen walking toward a adjacent buying center.
Christopher Johnson said his lad told him that helium heard the gunshots portion successful the schoolhouse gym and students were told to fell due to the fact that determination was an progressive shooter connected campus.
“You spot worldly similar this successful the media,” said Johnson, whose lad was inactive astatine the schoolhouse awaiting proscription to a pickup point. “It’s scary to cognize that it really reached retired and touched you this time. My son’s not a victim, but he’s portion of this and he’ll astir apt retrieve this forever.”
The metropolis tweeted that parents should not respond to the schoolhouse but spell to a adjacent market store and await further instructions for picking up students.
The sheriff's bureau said different schools successful the country were connected lockdown arsenic a precaution but nary different shootings oregon injuries had been reported.
Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the shooting, according to the agency’s Charlotte office.