Terrible news has come in this morning of a shooting occurred at a high school in North Carolina. One student has died, and we are asking our readers to please pray for everyone involved.
On Monday, October 29, police rushed inside Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina when reports came in that there was a student with a gun, and another student had been shot. The school was immediately placed on lockdown, according to "WSOC-TV."
“The student who was shot is in surgery at this time so I don’t have any comment on his condition, other than to say, we’re incredibly sad, and we’re sorry for this family," Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said.
"But we’re also sorry for the young person who thought the only way to solve this problem was with a gun," Wilcox said.
Wilcox said that the altercation occurred because one student was upset with the other student, which led to the shooting in the main hallway. The school's officials said that the shooter was apprehended in a classroom, and the gun is now with Matthew's Police Department. The student shooter was taken into custody.
Police believe this was an isolated incident, and have since lifted the school's lockdown. During the lockdown, parents were told to meet at Elevation Church on East Independence Boulevard where they could wait for their kids.
However, parents were desperate to hold their children and demanded answers from the school, the parents swarmed the campus at about 9:00 a.m. The parents were met with law enforcement, which prevented them from getting too close to the school. The lockdown was lifted at about 9:15 a.m. and the parents were reunited with their kids at the entrance of the school.
The names of the two students involved have not been released. The school officials said that classes would resume as scheduled, leaving many parents upset.