HIGH POINT, NC - High Point Police have arrested a second teenager in connection with a shooting at High Point Central High.
Police said on Tuesday, they arrested a 15-year-old High Point Central High student at his house. Police said the student is currently suspended from school and has been charged and is in a Juvenile Detention Center.
Police said in a tweet, the “Student was a willing participant in the events that led to the shot being fired.”
HP Central Incident Update 12-12-17: HP Police arrested 15yr old HP Central student at his residence around 1:30Pm in connection with yesterdays shooting incident. That student was a willing participant in the events that led to the shot being fired.— HighPoint(NC)Police (@HighPointPolice) December 12, 2017
The second arrest comes after police arrested a 15-year-old boy who was turned into the police department Monday by his parents.
Police said the teen faces charges of Trespassing, Possession of a Firearm by a Minor, and Assault With a Deadly Weapon. His name has not been released because he is a juvenile. Police said the shooting wasn't random and was gang related according to a tweet by the department.
The incident was gang-related.— HighPoint(NC)Police (@HighPointPolice) December 12, 2017
According to HPPD Lt. Curtis Cheeks, the teen is not a High Point Central student, and he doesn't even go to a Guilford County school.
The teen was also placed in juvenile detention and he had a hearing Tuesday morning.
The shooting took place Monday afternoon on High Point Central’s campus. It led to a lockdown of two schools including both Central and Ferndale Middle. Police say a single shot was fired outside of the building, and a bullet struck glass in a cafeteria door.
Lt. Cheeks said at some point, the suspect was inside the school - that's how surveillance cameras captured him. Police didn't have information on what kind of gun the teen had. Police said there were no injuries and no EMS units responded to the school.
Lt. Cheeks said this was an isolated incident, and after school activities went on as scheduled.
Extra police officers were on campus Tuesday.
A Guilford County Schools spokesperson said the lockdown was announced over the PA system around 2:30 p.m. GCS said the school system will likely issue a statement on the incident.
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Update: 1 shot was fired on campus, no injuries, not an active shooter. Media reports of multiple shots or active shooter on campus are false. Lockdown is a safety protocol.— HighPoint(NC)Police (@HighPointPolice) December 11, 2017
HPPD is on scene at HP Central on reports of shots fired. This is not an active shooter, any reports of same are false. The lockdown is safety protocol.— HighPoint(NC)Police (@HighPointPolice) December 11, 2017
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