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Male student, 14, shot in the head in Atlanta middle school shooting
20:01 GMT, 31 January 2013
06:50 GMT, 1 February 2013
A 14-year-old male student was shot in the head, near the back of the neck, in a violent outbreak at an Atlanta public school on Thursday around 1:50pm.
The shooting occurred at the Price Middle School, in southwest Atlanta. A teacher also suffered minor injuries in the violence but was not shot.
Atlanta Police have taken one suspect, another student, into custody.
Violence: A 14-year-old male student was shot in the head at an Atlanta public school
Crime scene: An Atlanta policeman stands at the entrance to Price Middle School following the deadly shooting
Faces of grief: Stunned parents cried and embraced their children outside of the school
Gun violence: A woman comforts a child after the fatal incident that left a 14-year-old boy dead and another arrest
The school was put on lock down and parents anxiously waited outside the school.
The students were corralled into the school's auditorium while police investigated. They were not released until 3:45pm, the school's normal dismissal time.
The students were going to be transported, via school buses, to a nearby Baptist church. Parents were told to pick up their children at the church parking lot.
The injured student was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.
Cordoned off: Atlanta policemen stand at the entrance to Price Middle
Keeping the peace: A parent exchanges words with a police officer as they stand waiting for students to be released
Atlanta Public Schools public information officer Steve Alford told WXIA-TV that the wound was toward the back of the neck and the student was described as being alert, conscious and breathing when he was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.
The teacher who was injured could have been trampled in the melee during the shooting. The teacher was treated at the scene,
The suspect has been tentatively identified as a student.
Relieved: Mother and daughter embrace as Tiffany Myricle, 37, leads her daughter Xavia Denise Myricle away from her school bus
Anxious: Children looked for their parents from a school bus near Price Middle School