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09 March 2018, 02:26 | Marta Robbins
Police: 1 dead, 1 critical in possible accidental shooting at Birmingham school
The Alabama school has working metal detectors and would be open on Thursday with heightened security and a crisis team on hand, Lisa Herring, superintendent of Birmingham City Schools, told reporters. The Birmingham City School District said the shooting happened during dismissal and prompted a brief lockdown. The chief says the shooting occurred as school was being dismissed Wednesday, adding it's not from where "someone from the outside came into the school".
Courtlin Arrington was preparing to graduate in May and had been planning to pursue her dream to become a nurse.
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin asked for people to lift up the Huffman community in the wake of a tragedy.
"At this particular time, we consider it accidental until the investigation takes us elsewhere", Wilson said according to AL.com, an Alabama news website.
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The incident ocurred at Birmingham's Huffman High School, the largest of seven high schools in the Birmingham City School System. "Our hearts are heavy", the mayor said.
A 17-year-old girl was killed in the Wednesday shooting at Huffman High School. It also would require schools to train students and school employees on how to respond to an emergency situation. But he says investigators still have a lot of unanswered questions. "There are so many unknowns at this time". Police are investigating how a gun was brought onto the school premises, and security will be increased over the coming days. "Due to their diligent work, a person of interest has been taken into custody", the police statement read.
Gov. Kay Ivey said she's "praying for the family of this young lady who has tragically lost her life way too early. Every life is precious and even though this was an accident it reaffirms there's no place for students to have firearms on campus". "I can't imagine what those children have gone through, not just in Huffman High School but all over this state", state Sen.
Alabama lawmakers are actively considering a number of proposals to improve school security in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida last month. Meanwhile, measures sought by Democrats would seek to limit or ban the sale of assault weapons.
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