Student dies after shooting at NC high school

Hannah Rogers
October 30, 2018

The shooting happened at Butler High School located at 1810 Matthews-Mint Hill Road around 7:10 a.m. just as school began.

A fistfight between two North Carolina high school students turned deadly on Monday when one of them pulled out a handgun and fired at the other in a crowded hallway before the start of classes, authorities said. While officials later said the shooting followed a fight between two students, the students in the hallway assumed they were all potential victims.

About five to seven minutes after the shooting, authorities learned from a teacher that she was with the suspected shooter, Tyrrell said.

Officers recovered the weapon used in the incident, officials said.

The shooter has been arrested and identified as another student. They believe it to be an isolated incident and the scene has been secured. "What makes it doubly hard is that it was one of our students who was the shooter", he said.

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In a statement from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, families arriving on the scene were instructed to pick up their students at the entrance of Butler High.

When the lockdown was lifted, television footage showed students streaming out, with many crying and hugging parents. "But we are going to look into all those things, and we will do our best to make sure that this never happens again". What makes it doubly hard is that it was one of our students who was the shooter, ' he said. During the confusion, many students texted their parents, knowing only that there was an active shooter on campus.

"And as fear took over, a young person bought a gun to solve the problems", Wilcox said. She said, "I left because of the bullying and the fights".

Police said several people apparently knew there would be an altercation at the school, but police had no information on it prior to the incident. "Classes will proceed on campus today for students remaining on campus", the statement continued.

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