BREAKING NEWS: Teenager is in custody after a student is shot and seriously injured at a junior high school in Arkansas on first full day of in-person learning
One student was seriously wounded and another was taken into custody following a shooting at a junior high school in Arkansas on Monday, which was supposed to be the first full day of in-person learning.
Gunshots were fired at Watson Chapel Junior High School in Pine Bluff, leaving a male student seriously injured, in what the local school district described as ‘an isolated incident.’
He is said to be transported to a hospital in Little Rock for treatment.
One student was wounded and another was taken into custody following a shooting at Watson Chapel Junior High School in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Parents are seen arriving at the school to pick up their children after the shooting
A Pine Bluff Police Department spokesperson said a juvenile suspect has been taken into custody. No additional information has been released.
The Pine Bluff School District said that all campuses in the area have been placed on lockdown.
‘This was an isolated incident and all students are safe at this time,’ district officials said in a Facebook post. ‘The parent of the student hurt has been notified so if you have not been notified by the school your student is safe and secure.’
Parents are being allowed to pick up their children early from the school.
If the parents are not able to pick up their child, then the students can stay on campus until they are released at the end of the day.
Monday was supposed to the first full day of in-person instruction in Pine Bluff schools since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.