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Teenager shot in head, teacher wounded in Atlanta school shooting

Published time: January 31, 2013 20:12
Edited time: May 13, 2013 14:50
Family members and friends run after school buses with students leaving Price Middle School following a shooting at the school in Atlanta, Georgia, January 31, 2013 (Reuters / Tami Chappell)

Family members and friends run after school buses with students leaving Price Middle School following a shooting at the school in Atlanta, Georgia, January 31, 2013 (Reuters / Tami Chappell)

A 14-year-old student and a teacher have been injured in a shooting at Price Middle School in southeast Atlanta, Georgia. The student was reportedly shot in the back of his neck.

The teenager was taken to the city's Grady Hospital in stable condition. The teacher was treated on the scene for minor injuries and bruises.

“There is one boy who was shot. He's OK,” an Atlanta police spokesperson said. The student was reportedly released from the hospital later.

Police have not disclosed the names of either the shooter or the victim.

The suspect, who was tentatively identified as a student, has been taken into custody. Atlanta Public Schools later confirmed that the suspect was a student at Price.

According to police, immediately after the shooting started an armed officer at the school managed to subdue the individual and force him to drop his weapon.

Shortly after the incident, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed condemned the shooting, saying that “gun violence in and around our schools is simply unconscionable and must end.”

The school was placed on temporary lockdown following the incident.

A student walks with his mother after getting off a school bus near Price Middle School following a shooting at the school in Atlanta, Georgia, January 31, 2013 (Reuters / Tami Chappell)
A student walks with his mother after getting off a school bus near Price Middle School following a shooting at the school in Atlanta, Georgia, January 31, 2013 (Reuters / Tami Chappell)
Children look for their parents from a school bus near Price Middle School following a shooting at the school in Atlanta, Georgia, January 31, 2013 (Reuters / Tami Chappell)
Children look for their parents from a school bus near Price Middle School following a shooting at the school in Atlanta, Georgia, January 31, 2013 (Reuters / Tami Chappell)
A parent exchanges words with a police officer as they stand waiting for students to be released at the entrance to Price Middle School following a shooting at the school in Atlanta, Georgia, January 31, 2013 (Reuters / Tami Chappell)
A parent exchanges words with a police officer as they stand waiting for students to be released at the entrance to Price Middle School following a shooting at the school in Atlanta, Georgia, January 31, 2013 (Reuters / Tami Chappell)
An Atlanta policeman stands at the entrance to Price Middle School following a shooting at the school in Atlanta, Georgia, January 31, 2013 (Reuters / Tami Chappell)
An Atlanta policeman stands at the entrance to Price Middle School following a shooting at the school in Atlanta, Georgia, January 31, 2013 (Reuters / Tami Chappell)
image by @FOX5Atlanta
image by @FOX5Atlanta

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