Price Middle School Shooting

(Photo courtesy of CNN)Parents gather outside as the school is on lockdown.

(Photo Courtesy of CNN)
Parents gather outside as the school is on lockdown.

By: Luke Quevedo

Another school shooting occured at Price Middle School in Atlanta on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.  A student opened fire at his middle school, wounding a 14-year-old boy, Telvis Douglas, in the neck.  Multiple shots were fired before an armed officer working at the school managed to get the gun away before anyone was killed.

Douglas was still conscious and breathing when he was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, and he was discharged from the hospital later that night.  Charges against the shooter are still pending.

(Photo Courtesy of WSB Channel 2 Action News)Paramedics and other emergency vehicles gather outside the school.

(Photo Courtesy of WSB Channel 2 Action News)
Paramedics and other emergency vehicles gather outside the school.

Police swarmed the school after reports of the shooting came in.  Students were kept on lock down for over two hours before boarding a bus and taken to a church down the street; they were then dismissed and sent back to their anxious parents.

(Photo Courtesy of John Bazemore)SWAT team responds at the school after the shooting.

(Photo Courtesy of John Bazemore)
SWAT team responds at the school after the shooting.

Investigators believe that something happened between the two students that instigated the shooting.

Superintendent of the school, Errol Davis, said that the school has metal detectors at the entrances of the school.  However, it is still unknown how the student got past the metal detectors.

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