At a Memphis high school, a student shoots another student, and the culprit is in arrest.
On Thursday, a student at Cummings K-8 Optional School in South Memphis shot another kid, leaving a 13-year-old boy in the hospital.
The 13-year-old child was taken to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, where he was reported in “critical but stable condition,” according to Memphis Assistant Chief of Police Don Crowe.
“Certainly, we need to be praying for that youngster and his family right now so that he can make a full recovery,” Crowe added.
According to Crowe, camera footage revealed that the shooter was another student at the school who fled the scene in a vehicle after the shooting. However, the suspect has now handed himself in.
Crowe said it was too soon to speculate on a motive, but police were doing a “very thorough investigation.”
In answer to a reporter’s query at the news conference, Crowe continued, “All of the evidence that we’ve gathered at this moment shows one suspect.”
Students were transferred to a safe area during a precautionary school lockdown, according to Shelby County Schools district spokesperson Jerica Phillips, and since the suspect was apprehended, they alerted their parents and began dismissal.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the student’s family,” Philips stated.
On Sept. 2, the district held active shooter training to assist plan and enforce safety practices, according to Philips.
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