“We are incredibly saddened that we had a loss of life on one of our campuses,” said Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox. “And what makes it doubly worse is it was one of our students who was the shooter.” According to Wilcox, the shooting happened in the main hallway of the school. Terrified texted parents from inside of the building.
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 Media Relations (@CMS_MR) October 29, 2018
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BUTLER HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING: Text messages from a student inside Butler High.— NBC Charlotte (@wcnc) October 29, 2018
Police confirm a student shot another student at Butler High School.
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Another message between a parent and a student. This student says he was terrified, locked in a classroom, crying… #WBTV #ButlerHS pic.twitter.com/ftyz1KDB3J— WBTV Ben Williamson (@benlwilliamson) October 29, 2018
Matthews Police Department placed the school on lockdown, but it has now been lifted and the school is secure, according to authorities. There have been at least 23 school shootings so far in 2018, during which at least one student was shot, TIME reports. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
"We heard a bang and we seen them starting to fight… All of the sudden he pulled out a pistol and everybody started running."— Mark Davenport WBTV (@TheDavenReport) October 29, 2018
HS senior describes fight that led to fatal shooting @ Butler HS to @LaurenTost.
"I ran all the way down the hallway."
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