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Student injured in shooting at Winston-Salem high school

Posted August 30, 2013

— A male student suffered non-life-threatening injuries Friday afternoon after being shot at Carver High School in Winston-Salem, police said. 

Officers responded to the school, which is on the city's northeast side, at about 2:30 p.m. after receiving a call from the school resource officer. 

After the shooting, which occurred as students were going into the school after a planned fire drill, the school resource officer took a suspect into custody without incident, Winston-Salem Police Chief Barry Rountree said.

Authorities said the victim and suspect are students at the school, but they did not release their names or ages. The victim was taken to Baptist Medical Center. 

No information about the motive for the shooting was immediately available. 

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Beverly Emory said the school was placed on lockdown immediately following the shooting. She also said the school system has postponed Carver's football game as a precautionary measure. 

The high school has an enrollment of approximately 700 students.


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