A shooting incident in a North Carolina high school left one student dead according to the authorities.
The shooting took place at Mount Tabor High School, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The high school shooting victim was identified as William Chavis Raynard Miller Jr.
The sheriff’s office of Forsyth county stated that after a grave extensive search, a suspect was taken in custody without any resistance almost six hours after the shooting episode that rocked the high school.
It is believed that the suspect taken into custody is also a student of the same school but the identity has not been revealed by the police officials.
The police chief, Catrina Thompson of Winston-Salem stated in a news conference “we have a mother and family who will not be able to hug their child tonight.” The police further stated that the school was immediately shut down after the shooting. The campuses were secured and the students were all sent to different grocery stores to reunite them with their parents away from the location of the incident.
Thompson while fighting with her tears stated “one student was located with a gunshot wound. Medical responders began life-saving measures and the injured student was transported to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.”
According to the authorities apart from the deceased student, no other student was shot. There are no injured students but there are many students who are suffering from the trauma caused by the active shoot-out in front of them.
According to the police, the shooting occurred around 12 pm and Forsyth county sheriff’s deputies and police officers were dispatched to the incident location immediately.
One of the students is reported to have suffered seizures immediately after the incident due to excessive trauma.
The Governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper tweeted that “this is the second school shooting in the state this week. A 15-year-old was injured in a shooting at New Hanover high school in Wilmington on Monday.”
He further stated “our prayers are with the victims, their families, and all the students of Mt. Tabor High School in Winston-Salem. We must work to ensure the safety of students and educators, quickly apprehend the shooter, and keep guns off school grounds.”
Mount Tabor High School has more than 1400 students enrolled for this year according to the US Department of Education’s Statistics Center.