Shooting at Price Middle School, Mayor Reed Issues Statement [UPDATE]

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(Photo: WSB-TV)

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There has been a shooting at Price Middle School in southwest Atlanta, reports the AJC.

A 14-year-old male student was shot in the head and transported to Grady Memorial Hospital. Police told the AJC the injured student is alert, conscious and breathing.

One person, another Price Middle student, is in custody.

Parents will not be allowed to pick up their children at the school, which is on lock down and cordoned off by police. Students will instead be put on buses and transported under police escort to nearby parking lots, including a church.

Price Middle School is located at 1670 Benjamin Weldon Bickers Drive.

Mayor Kasim Reed released the following statement:

“Gun violence in and around our schools is simply unconscionable and must end. Too many young people are being harmed, and too many families are suffering from unimaginable and unnecessary grief. I pray that the student who was shot today at Price Middle School in southwest Atlanta recovers quickly and can return home to family and friends. A suspect has been taken into custody. I would also like the students, faculty and families of the Price Middle School community to know that they have the full support of the City of Atlanta as they heal from today’s terrible incident. The city’s Employee Assistance Program counselors are already at the school providing guidance for students, faculty and family members.”

Check back for more on this developing story.

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