One Student Shot at Butler High School in North Carolina

October 29, 2018 Updated: October 29, 2018

A shooting at Butler High School in North Carolina on Oct. 29 has left a student wounded.

The shooting prompted the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District to put Butler High School in Matthews on lockdown.

The perpetrator, also a student at the school, was apprehended and the weapon was seized by law enforcement, the Matthews Police Department said in a statement.

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital. The victim’s exact condition is not yet known.

Parents of students were being alerted through phone calls and law enforcement officers had secured the campus and launched an investigation.

“No persons will be allowed on to the Butler HS campus until the lockdown has been lifted,” the district said in a statement, which was released around 8 a.m.

One student texted their mother, who showed the texts to local broadcaster WCNC.

“Mom on god [sic] somebody in here with a gun,” the student wrote. “We all running for lives. I never ran so fast mom oh my god.”

The student said he or she ran to another classroom and hid and noted that someone had been shot.

“It’s not a drill,” the student said.

The messages began at 7:14 a.m.

Another student told WSOC that they were in the cafeteria when they got word of the shooting.

After texting her mother, the female student said she started running.

They made it out to the parking lot, where they were met by law enforcement.


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