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Shooting Reported At Carver High School In Winston-Salem

5:59 PM, Aug 30, 2013   |    comments
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Police in Winston-Salem have confirmed there was a shooting at Carver High School on Friday.

The incident happened around 2:26 p.m. A School Resource Officer (SRO) heard the shots and radioed for help.

According to Chief Barry Rountree with the Winston-Salem Police Department, the student was shot twice was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Rountree was unable to comment on where the student was shot because the incident is still under investigation. He said the shooter and the victim are both students at the high school.

Rountree said the shooting happened at the end of a planned fire drill as students were going back inside. 

The School Resource Officer was able to take the suspect into custody without incident, according to police. The school was placed on lockdown, which is standard procedure in these situations.

Police said it is not clear if the students involved were friends or had any sort of argument prior to the shooting.

Dr. Beverly Emory, superintendent of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, said the school sent messages to the parents and notified the parents of the student who was wounded.

The school will have a crisis team in place Tuesday morning for students and family who need it.

Students were picked up from the Carl Russell Community Center - about two blocks from the school at 3521 Carver School Rd.

A Friday night football game scheduled to play at Carver High School has been postponed.

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