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Student shot outside West Bladen High

Posted May 12, 2010

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— A student was shot outside West Bladen High School Tuesday afternoon, a Bladen County Schools spokeswoman said.

Spokeswoman Valerie Newton said the student was shot around 2:55 p.m. as the dismissal bell rang. Law enforcement quickly cleared the scene and took another student into custody.

The victim's injuries weren't serious, and he was alert and well Wednesday, Newton said.

The names of the students involved in the shooting weren't released. There was no word on charges.

Newton said no incidents have been reported at the school Wednesday, and extra security precautions, including metal detectors and bag checks, have been put in place.

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  • piknowles4 May 12, 2010

    Maybe he/she/it shot him/her/it because he/she/it didn't like him/her/it. Simple, huh?

  • all4him May 12, 2010

    While wondering where the gun came from and thinking the person did it for the fame... one has to wonder what went wrong at home to make this person take the path of destruction of trying to injure/take a life.
    Parents need to do their job at home! Stop being selfish with their time and RAISE their children. I understand that some jobs take them away more than they would like in some situations, but take the time to be there for your child... STOP MAKING EXCUSES!!!

  • anneonymousone May 12, 2010

    Wildcat, there's also the matter of being the talk of the town for their allotted fifteen minutes; giving students a quick way to be famous will not help, I fear, especially since these are those who most often have poor impulse control and ineffective ways of resolving conflict.

  • wildcat May 12, 2010

    One day young people will learn a very hard lesson that guns kill and the person will not come back alive like they are used to seeing on TV. What are parents today, teaching their children?

  • wildcat May 12, 2010

    The students who were involved in this shooting, their names should have been given also a picture. This is the reason young people continue to do crime, because they know their name and picture cannot be given or shown. Its high time that particular law be change. Where did this gun come from? Whoever gave this student (s) the gun should also be charged.