A high school cafeteria in Georgia saw gunfire that resulted in the shooting of and injury to a pupil.
On Wednesday around 11 a.m., a gunshot occurred at Josey High School in Augusta, Georgia.
Police were called to the area while the local Murphey Middle School and the public high school went into lockdown.
While the investigation is ongoing, parents have been instructed to report Josey’s football stadium in order to reunite with their children.
The bullet is believed to have been fired during a fight between two pupils. The child received a fingershot.
According to officials, the injured student is in stable condition.
One kid was shot during an altercation between two students at TW Josey High School, according to a statement from the Richmond County School System.
The Richmond County Police reacted as the university was placed under lockdown security. The injured student is receiving medical care and is in stable condition.
“The shooter is not in the campus neighbourhood. Murphey Middle School was also secured for added security.”
The Richmond County Police are looking into the incident.
‘The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Investigators are on scene at Josey High School in response to a shooting report on the school’s campus,’ the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.
“We are requesting that parents notify Josey’s football stadium so that they can be reunited with their children.”
The shooting on Wednesday occurred the day after a big brawl at Butler High School that broke out as students were making their way to class after breakfast and led to multiple arrests.
The new academic year had just began for high schools in Augusta last week. There was violence in the first few days of school in some other districts in the area where school started earlier.
On August 3, a battle at Aiken High School during the middle of the school day resulted in multiple arrests and at least one student injury.
That incident took place days after several similar altercations at Burke County High School.
On Friday, a student saw a knife fall out of a student’s clothing at the Reaching Potential Through Manufacturing campus at 2920 Mike Padgett Highway. School district police were notified and the incident was being addressed by the code of student conduct and discipline.
Also on Friday, a student threatened to cause harm to a teacher and class at Barton Chapel Elementary School. The incident will be addressed by district police and the code of conduct.
No additional information is available at this time because this inquiry is current and ongoing.