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Student Treated at Hospital Following Off-Campus Shooting

Posted February 14, 2008 3:01 p.m. EST

— Sanford police are investigating an off-campus shooting near Lee County High School Thursday morning.

A ninth-grade student was taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill for treatment, school officials said.

In a news release, the Lee County School System said the shooting appeared to be accidental.

Lee County High School and Bragg Street Academy were placed on alert, but operations continued on a normal schedule after law enforcement officers determined there was no risk to students at either campus.

It was unclear whether charges would be filed or if anyone was arrested.