Student shot at North Carolina high school

Student shot at North Carolina high school

Authorities say a student shot and wounded another student at a North Carolina high school before being arrested. Officials said earlier in the day that the Butler High School student had been brought to a hospital in critical condition. The Matthews Police Department said the student was taken to a hospital but couldn't provide information on the injuries.

Stason Tyrrell of the Matthews Police Department announced the news late Monday morning.

The slain student was identified as tenth-grader Bobby Mckeithen, 16, police said.

Wilcox said classes at the high school have been canceled for Tuesday.

The area is reportedly on lockdown, with the law enforcement working on the scene.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox told Charlotte's WSOC-TV that the student fired the gun after a fight with another student in one of the school's main hallways.

The issue of gun violence in U.S. schools has become an increasing concern in the country following several mass shootings, including one on February 14 at the Stoneman Douglas school in Florida, where a former student killed 17 people.

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