A Butler High student who was shot on campus Monday morning has died, police said. Butler High School in Matthews…
A Butler High student who was shot on campus Monday morning has died, police said.
Butler High School in Matthews was put on lockdown early Monday after a student was shot on campus inside one of the buildings, reports a Facebook mail at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
Another student was arrested as a suspect, reported the Matthews Police Department in a tweet.
“The single shooter has been apprehended and the weapon is in possession of law enforcement,” said the CMS Facebook post.
“Law enforcement has advised that there is no further immediate danger at this time and initial investigation shows This was an isolated incident. “
The wounded student was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, police said, where he succumbed to his injuries. CMS Supt. Clayton Wilcox said in a press conference outside the school that the wounded student was a male.
Wilcox said the shooting occurred after a disagreement between two students. Den disagreement skjedde i en hall og der var “mange barn i hallways da det tok sted,” sa han på en pressekonferanse.
CMS lifted the lockdown was lifted shortly after 9 a.m. and the parents were being allowed to pick up their children.
The shooting occurred shortly before 7 am, and a school resource officer was nearby, when it happened, Wilcox said a press conference. Surveillance video showed that there was a fight between two students and it was “isolated to the hall,” said officials.
“Butler High School families are being advised through phone calls,” said the post. “Law enforcement officers have secured the campus and an investigation by law enforcement continues.”
Matthews Police reported that the shooting was believed to be an isolated incident.
Parents were alerted to the incident via a robo call issued by CMS.
The school is located just outside Charlotte at 1810 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. WSOC was reporting live that angry parents were gathering around the campus, despite being told they were to wait for updates at nearby Elevation Church on East Independence Boulevard.
No one, including parents, were being allowed to the Butler High Campus until Police lifted the lock down, CMS officials said in the post.
However, many parents ignored the command and dozens were standing at the school’s front doors when students began leaving the building shortly after 9 a.m.
Students were being escorted from the building to the entrance to meet parents, said CMS in a Facebook post.
“Please exercise patience to ensure everyone’s safety and we appreciate your cooperation,” said the CMS post. “Classes will continue on campus today for students remaining on campus.”
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