A high school student in North Carolina caught in a shooting incident, got badly injured and then succumbed to his injuries. The suspect is in police custody – officials said.
After the incident, when the investigation started, police identified the attacker after 6 hours of the investigation, who shot the student named William Chavis Raynard Miller Jr, and took him in custody – stated Forsyth County Sheriff on Twitter.
The authorities immediately shared no further details, however, they had suspected earlier that the victim was a student.
At a news conference, Catrina Thompson, Winston-Salem Police Chief, said, “We have a mother and family who will not be able to hug their child tonight,”
Authorities reported nobody else got injured but the students suffered trauma and one student had seizures due to excessive stress and trauma.
Soon after the shooting began, the authorities locked down the school – said the police investigating. Once they made sure that the school was safe, the students kept inside were sent to the nearby grocery store to be back with their parents – said the Forsyth County Sheriff.
“Many high schools in the area are also on lockdown out of an abundance of caution. There has not been another incident, but it is out of an abundance of caution,” said Howell, Public affairs officer.
The police assured the public that currently, they suspect no threat to the school.
Soon after the gun shooting happened, several law enforcement officials’ vehicles were parked on both sides of the street near the school – a CNN affiliate WXLV confirmed through a video.
Officials from the FBI and the Bureau of Tobacco, Alcohol, Explosives, and Firemans immediately responded to the incident.
Roy Cooper, North Carolina Governor, noticed that this was the second school attack that the state encountered this week. Just a few days before this incident, a shooting incident had already taken place in another school as well – Wilmington at New Hanover High School.
Cooper, in a recent Tweet, offered his condolences to the victim’s families as he said “Our prayers are with the victims, their families and all the students of Mt. Tabor High School in Winston-Salem,” he further stressed upon to fortify the security of students as he said, “We must work to ensure the safety of students and educators, quickly apprehend the shooter and keep guns off school grounds.”