Published: Tue, October 30, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Student Dies After Being Shot By Another At School In North Carolina

Student Dies After Being Shot By Another At School In North Carolina

The student was shot by a fellow student during a fight in a crowded school hallway Monday and died at a hospital, officials said.

"This is believed to be an isolated incident and the scene has now been secured by police".

"And as fear took over, a young person bought a gun to solve the problems", Wilcox said.

The school district wrote in a statement that "no immediate danger exists" and that "an investigation continues".

Butler, located in Matthews, has 2,000 students.

The superintendent said the school will be closed on Tuesday. The suspect admitted to the shooting and, around 7:25 a.m., said he wanted to surrender, Tyrrell said.

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MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina high school student shot and critically wounded another student over a disagreement on Monday, officials said, prompting a lockdown and a chaotic scene as dozens of parents gathered outside hoping to verify their children were safe. The school's website says that there are 2123 students enrolled in the school.

The high school's lockdown was lifted around 9:15 a.m., with students streaming out, many crying and hugging their parents.

The fight was broken up by the school's resource officer, who engaged the single shooter, police said.

The school is on lockdown. The suspect, Jatwan Craig Cuffie, also 16, is in the Mecklenburg County jail, he said.

Charlotte Mecklenburg School Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said the school did not have a policy of searching every bag that enters the school, but said all security procedures would be reviewed following the shooting. "It was that closeness. just being scared and you could never think it was going to happen here".

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the deaths included 28 homicides, 17 suicides and two by law enforcement officers who were attempting to make an arrest, suppress a disturbance or maintain order. "So what took place this morning was something that built up", Tyrrell said.

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