UPDATE: Authorities: Teen wounded in Atlanta school shooting

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
A student was shot at an Atlanta middle school on Thursday. (WRDW-TV)

A student was shot at an Atlanta middle school on Thursday. (WRDW-TV)

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta's police chief says an armed officer working at a city middle school where a teen was shot was able to disarm the suspect moments after the shooting.

Authorities say a 14-year-old boy was shot in the back of the neck Thursday at Price Middle School and his injury does not appear be life-threatening. The suspect is also a student at the school and has been taken into custody.

Chief George Turner says multiple shots were fired, and only the 14-year-old was wounded. A teacher received minor cuts in the aftermath of the shooting in the courtyard of the school.

Police spokesman Carlos Campos says investigators believe the shooting was not random.

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis says the school has metal detectors and officials are looking into how the gun got on campus.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)


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