One student shot, another in custody at high school south of Charlotte

A student opened fire at Butler High School on Monday striking a classmate police said

A student opened fire at Butler High School on Monday striking a classmate police said

The police department in Matthews, North Carolina, said another student was taken into custody after the shooting at Butler High School.

Wilcox said the school system was reviewing its security procedures to determine how the student got a gun into the school. Authorities have not released the names of the students.

Dozens of parents gathered outside of the school to wait to see their children.

The campus about 12 miles (19 kms) southeast of Charlotte is on lockdown and parents are being notified of what happened. Investigators have the weapon used.

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The school district says there is no further immediate danger.

"This is believed to be an isolated incident and the scene is now being secured", police stated.

"The student who was shot is in surgery at this time". Butler families may now pick students up from the entrance of the Butler HS campus only. The statement added that classes will continue for students who remain on campus. Lockdown was apparently lifted around 9:15 a.m., and students streamed out, many crying and hugging parents.

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