We are sad to report that there was a shooting this morning at Butler High School in North Carolina, after a student was shot on campus inside one of the buildings, reports a Facebook post by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
“The single shooter has been apprehended and the weapon is in the possession of law enforcement,” said the CMS Facebook post.
“Law enforcement has advised that there is no further immediate danger at this time and initial investigation shows this to be an isolated incident.”
The wounded student has been taking to a hospital, the district said in a release.
CMS reported the lock down was lifted shortly after 9 a.m. and parents were being allowed to pick up their children.
The shooting occurred about 7:15 a.m., reported the Observer’s news partner WBTV.
We have responded to a shooting at Butler High School this morning. There is one student that has been shot that was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries at this time. Another student has been taken… https://t.co/WxefrZeWod
— matthewspolice (@matthewspolice) October 29, 2018
BREAKING: Heavy police presence on the campus of Butler High School in Matthews after shooting. Shooter is in custody, victim is at the hospital for treatment. Dozens of worried parents are also on scene. pic.twitter.com/pznG1KXX77
— Ruby Durham WCNC (@RubyElizDurham) October 29, 2018
BUTLER HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING: Text messages from a student inside Butler High.
Police confirm a student shot another student at Butler High School.
— NBC Charlotte (@wcnc) October 29, 2018
CMS ALERT: Butler High School is on lockdown after a student was shot on campus this morning. The single shooter has been apprehended and the weapon is in the possession of law enforcement.
— CMS Communications (@CMScomms) October 29, 2018
Here’s the latest from the Matthews Police Department:
“We have responded to a shooting at Butler High School this morning. There is one student that has been shot that was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries at this time. Another student has been taken into custody. This is believed to be an isolated incident and the scene has now been secured by police. Information on releasing students to their parents will be coming soon.