ATLANTA At least one student was wounded on Thursday in a shooting at a middle school in Atlanta, police said.
"There is one boy who was shot. He's OK," an Atlanta police spokeswoman told parents outside Price Middle School in southeast Atlanta.
An Atlanta fire department official identified the student as a 14-year-old, who was hit in the head and taken to hospital. The official added that a teacher was treated for superficial injuries at the scene.
MyFoxAtlanta.com said three suspects were in custody and the school was on lockdown after the shooting. Further details were not immediately available.
"I just heard that somebody's kid got shot. The police ain't telling us nothing," said Tekea Cowans, the mother of a 12-year-old boy at the school.
The shooting came as national debate rages over gun violence, especially in schools, after a gunman shot dead 20 students and six staff members at a Connecticut elementary school last month.
(Reporting by David Beasley, Kevin Gray; Editing by David Adams and Tom Brown, Gary Hill)
Trending On Reuters
Twelve Malaysian police officials have been held on suspicion of links to people-smuggling camps where authorities have uncovered nearly 140 graves believed to hold the bodies of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, a government minister said on Wednesday. Full Article
Japan nuclear regulator finishes review on Kyushu reactors, could be first to restart. Full Article
Factbox - China's leaders sign $80 bln of deals with India, Brazil and others. Full Article
Obama administration asks U.S. top court to decline Google copyright appeal. Full Article
Iraq Shi'ite militia take lead in campaign to reverse Islamic State gains Full Article