Student shot at North Carolina high school; shooter in custody, police say

Student shot at North Carolina high school; shooter in custody, police say

The lockdown at the school was lifted around 9:15 a.m.

According to WBTV, police said the student in the hospital has died. The suspect was taken into custody and questioned by police. Investigators have the weapon believed to have been used in the shooting. Neither the suspect nor the victim's names or ages were immediately released.

The shooting came after an altercation in one of the school's main hallways before classes on Monday morning, with text messages from a student sent to his or her mother at 7:13 a.m. the student had fled the scene.

Police said the shooting was potentially a case of bullying that escalated.

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The shooting took place at the beginning of the school day. "We're incredibly saddened by the fact that we had a loss of life on one of our campuses today. What makes it doubly hard is that it was one of our students who was the shooter", he said. "We are going to review all our procedures, we are going to review our security plans and perhaps will do things that are a little more aggressive". He said the victim, a friend of his, was shot in the back as he walked away.

'I never ran so fast mom oh my god'.

Jatwan Craig Cuffie is accused of shooting a classmate dead in a hallway in Butler High School on the morning of October 29.

While relatives were allowed to pick up students at the entrance upon direction of law enforcement, classes continued for those who remained on campus. The Butler High School community and CMS appreciates the support of the entire community during this hard time.