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Atlanta: Child Shot In Head At School
A suspect is in custody after a student was shot in the back of the neck at a middle school in Atlanta.
The 14-year-old male victim was reportedly "alert, conscious and breathing" when taken to hospital for treatment. Police said his injuries are not life-threatening.
One person - a male student - has been arrested after the shooting, which happened just outside the school building.
A teacher also suffered minor cuts and bruises and was treated at the scene, according to Atlanta Fire Captain Marian McDaniel.
Atlanta Public Schools officials confirmed that there had been a shooting at Price Middle School.
The school has metal detectors at its entrances and officials said they were not sure how a gun could have come onto the campus.
Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said an armed police officer working at the school disarmed the suspect moments after the shooting.
A teacher also sustained minor cuts in the shooting's aftermath but was not hit by gunfire, Chief Turner said.
The school was reportedly put on lockdown.
The shooting is the latest to occur as the United States wrestles with gun violence, most recently a massacre that left 20 children and six adults dead at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut in December.