Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Student shoots another student at Memphis school, suspect in custody

30 September (WNN) — On Thursday, a student shot another student at Cummings K-8 Alternative School in South Memphis, leaving a 13-year-old boy hospitalized.

Memphis Assistant Police Chief Don Crowe told reporters that the 13-year-old boy was taken to Lebonenher Children’s Hospital and was listed in “serious, but stable condition.”

“Certainly, at this point we need to pray for that child and the child’s family so that he can make a full recovery,” Crowe said.

During the investigation, video evidence indicated that the shooter was another school student who fled the school in a vehicle after the shooting, but the suspect has since turned himself in, according to Crowe.

Crowe said it was too early to determine the motive, but that detectives were conducting a “very thorough investigation”.

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“The evidence we’ve gathered at this point points to a suspect,” Crowe said at the news conference in response to a reporter’s question.

Shelby County School District spokeswoman Jerrika Phillips said the students were moved to a safer location during the precautionary school closure, and since the suspect has been taken into custody, they have informed their parents and initiated the dismissal. Gave.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the student’s family,” Phillips said.

Phillips also noted that the district conducted active shooter training on Sept. 2 to help prepare and enforce safety protocols.

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