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31 Jan, 2013 20:12

Teenager shot in head, teacher wounded in Atlanta school shooting

Teenager shot in head, teacher wounded in Atlanta school shooting

A 14-year-old student and a teacher have been injured in a shooting at Price Middle School in southeast Atlanta, Georgia. The student was reportedly shot in the back of his neck.

The teenager was taken to the city's Grady Hospital in stable condition. The teacher was treated on the scene for minor injuries and bruises.

“There is one boy who was shot. He's OK,” an Atlanta police spokesperson said. The student was reportedly released from the hospital later.

Police have not disclosed the names of either the shooter or the victim.

The suspect, who was tentatively identified as a student, has been taken into custody. Atlanta Public Schools later confirmed that the suspect was a student at Price.

According to police, immediately after the shooting started an armed officer at the school managed to subdue the individual and force him to drop his weapon.

Shortly after the incident, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed condemned the shooting, saying that “gun violence in and around our schools is simply unconscionable and must end.”

The school was placed on temporary lockdown following the incident.