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One shot at Stanly County high school

Posted September 30, 2014 8:44 a.m. EDT
Updated September 30, 2014 6:05 p.m. EDT

— Police say a student was shot after an argument at a central North Carolina high school just before school began.

Albemarle Police Chief William Halliburton said 17-year-old Bernard Miller was shot twice – in the hip and the stomach – by classmate Jaylyn Russell around 7:40 a.m. His condition wasn't released.

Halliburton says Russell put down his gun and waited for police.

The school was briefly locked down, and then classes were canceled for the day.

Quitiaya Clark, a friend of Miller, said he was expected to be fine.

"I was at the hospital," she said. "He's gonna be OK."

The chief says the shooting happened in a campus courtyard minutes before classes started. Investigators don't know what the argument was about. Police don't think any other students were involved but they are still interviewing witnesses.

Albemarle is in Stanly County, about 35 miles east of Charlotte.