Fourteen-year-old student shot at Arkansas school

Posted at 1:11 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 15:12:16-04
Arkansas school shooting
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PRESCOTT, Ark. (AP) – Police say a 14-year-old student is stable at Arkansas Children’s Hospital after being shot by another 14-year-old student inside a school.

Prescott Police Chief Joseph Beavers says the shooting took place in a hallway Monday morning in Prescott, a city about 90 miles southwest of Little Rock. He didn’t specify the school but said both students are in the eighth grade.

The school says the injured student was airlifted to the hospital. Beavers says no other injuries were reported. An Arkansas school district said it appeared to be “a premeditated attack.”

Beavers says school resource officers were on campus at the time and contained the incident in “a matter of seconds.” He says local police were notified through a 911 call just before 9:15 a.m.

Beavers says an investigation involving state police is ongoing. He says he couldn’t release further details.

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