Many concerned and worried parents have gathered outside Atlanta’s Grady High School in Midtown to check on their children and to learn the latest in the wake of a gun incident at the school.
This is what MyFoxAtlanta is reporting: Atlanta police tell FOX 5 a person shot herself at Grady High School on Wednesday morning, causing the school to go on lockdown. Atlanta Public Schools says the person is a student, and they don’t know if the shooting was accidental or intentional.
Police say the shooting occurred at around 9:40 a.m. They say the student was between buildings of the campus, not inside, when the shooting happened. It is not clear if the student was on her way to school at the time. Police reiterated there is not a gunman loose on campus.
Atlanta Public Schools tweeted that there are no reports of any suspects on campus, and that the gun has been confiscated. Police say the 17-year-old student suffered a wound to her upper leg, and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition.
Also according to Fox, APS has also tweeted that their expectation is that school and classes will resume as normal starting at noon.
Another shooting occurred earlier this month at Price Middle School where non-working metal detectors were cited as contributing to the problem. No word on whether Grady’s metal detectors were on or working or if that would have mattered since the shooting took place on school grounds outside and not actually in any of the buildings.