1 student dies in shooting at North Carolina high school; suspect in custody

Published: Sep. 1, 2021 at 12:24 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 1, 2021 at 5:28 PM CDT
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Gray News) - A student died after being shot at a North Carolina high school Wednesday. Officials report the suspect, who is also believed to be a student, is now in custody.

Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson said at a news conference that the Mount Tabor High School student succumbed to their injuries after being taken to the hospital, according to local reports.

The suspect was arrested without incident a few hours after the shooting, the police department reported on social media.

There were no other reports of injuries to others, officials said.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the shooting occurred and the campus had been secured.

Police blocked roads to the school, and numerous emergency vehicles were on the scene.

Parents frantic for information parked their cars on the sidewalks several blocks from the high school as police directed traffic away from the campus.

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