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14-Year-Old Shot at Middle School in Atlanta

6:48 PM, Jan 31, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police said a 14-year-old student has been shot at Price Middle School, near the Lakewood Heights neighborhood south of downtown Atlanta on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Atlanta Fire Department, there was a 14-year-old shot in the head. Grady Memorial Hospital says they have received one under-aged gunshot victim.

A second person was reported to have received cuts and bruises, but it is not known if that person was shot.


Price Middle School has been placed on lockdown, and parents are being asked not to come to the school to avoid any additional confusion in the area.

Televised helicopter images show emergency vehicles at the school building on the south side of Atlanta.

The neighborhood where the school is located is in what was once the Carver Homes Housing Project. The projects were razed and replaced with homes and apartments. Price Middle School and Carver High School were both built in recent years in the same area.

 

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