One student shot in North Carolina high school as cops search for gunman


BREAKING: One student shot in North Carolina high school as cops search for gunman

  • A student was shot at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina around 1 pm Wednesday
  • All other students and faculty are safe, police said
  • Nearby schools were locked down ‘out of abundance of caution’ as police search for gunman 
  • Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office directed parents to go to Harris Teether to pick up kids 


North Carolina high school student was shot on campus during school hours Wednesday afternoon, and police are searching for the gunman. 

The 911 call came in shortly before 1pm from Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem – about 100 miles West of Raleigh. 

Police confirmed shortly before 2pm that one student was shot, and the suspect remains on the loose. 

The victim was rushed to a hospital. There’s no update on the victim’s condition, as of 2:25pm. 

Police confirmed one student was shot. The victim’s condition is unknown 

There's a large police presence including multiple agenices outside of the Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

There’s a large police presence including multiple agenices outside of the Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Winston-Salem police confirming a student was shot

Winston-Salem police confirming a student was shot

Mount Tabor High School immediately went into lockdown after shots were fired.  

Since then, several other nearby schools have locked down ‘out of an abundance of caution,’ Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said. 

‘There has not been another incident,’ the sheriff’s office said.  

Meanwhile, frantic parents seeking information are sifting through rumors as they wait to be reunited with their children.

They parked their cars on the sidewalks several blocks from the high school as police directed traffic away from the campus. 

Students and parents could be seen walking away from the campus toward a nearby shopping center.

A student was shot and rushed to the hospital

A student was shot and rushed to the hospital 

The suspect remains on the loose. Police are still on scene around Mount Tabor High School, as of 2:30pm

The suspect remains on the loose. Police are still on scene around Mount Tabor High School, as of 2:30pm 

The city tweeted that parents should not respond to the school, which has an enrollment of more than 1,500 students.   

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office directed parents to go to Harris Teether – not the Robinhood YMCA as instructed earlier – to be reunited with their children. 

‘Reunification will take some time as students are being transported in stages,’ Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said. 

The sheriff’s office also said this is a ‘no fly zone’ and ordered everyone not to fly their drones in the area.  

One student was shot at Mount Tabor High School in North Carolina on Wednesday

One student was shot at Mount Tabor High School in North Carolina on Wednesday 

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