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North Carolina High School Shooting: Student Dies

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A school shooting in North Carolina left a high school stuent in critical condition Monday. (Carlballou/Dreamstime.com)

Monday, 29 October 2018 02:57 PM

A North Carolina high school shooting left one student dead Monday after he was shot by a fellow student at Butler High School in Matthews, southeast of Charlotte, police say.

The student was shot by a fellow student during a fight in a crowded school hallway Monday and died at a hospital, officials said.

Police say the suspect is in custody. Students remained inside with the school on lockdown for about two hours after the shooting.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said that many students witnessed the shooting, and counselors and psychologists were available.

"There were many kids in the hallway when this happened," he said. "We're incredibly saddened by the fact that we had a loss of life on one of our campuses today. What makes it doubly difficult is that it was one of our students who was the shooter," he said.

Investigators have the weapon used. Police believe the shooting was an "isolated incident," and authorities have secured campus. The school district said there is no further danger.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued a statement that a lockdown was lifted and that families could come to the school's main entrance to pick up students. The statement added that classes would continue for students who remain on campus.

Dozens of parents gathered outside of the school of about 2,000 students. Lockdown was apparently lifted around 9:15 a.m., and students streamed out, many crying and hugging parents.

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A North Carolina high school shooting left one student dead Monday after he was shot by a fellow student at Butler High School in Matthews, southeast of Charlotte, police say.
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