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Principal considers cutting activities after shooting at Westover High

Posted March 9, 2009 11:10 a.m. EDT
Updated March 9, 2009 3:57 p.m. EDT

— Principal Mark A. Smith is considering canceling some after-school activities after a boy was shot in a Westover High School parking lot Friday night.

Smith said Monday that no changes were in effect yet and that he was “looking at” whether some events should be scrapped. He said he had no plans to cancel any athletic events at the school.

Cumberland County deputies arrested Terrance Donnell Johnson Jr., 19, of 1358 Worstead Road, Friday on charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm on school property.

Investigators said that Johnson and several other people got into an argument during the fashion show shortly after 10 p.m. They moved outside and started to fight in a parking lot.

Shots were fired, and a stray bullet hit a ninth-grade boy in the foot as he was walking out of the high school at 2465 Gillespie St., investigators said. School officials did not name the boy.

Johnson appeared in court Monday where a judge set bond of $50,000.