A high schooler has died after being shot Wednesday at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. First responders attempted to save his life and transported him to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, where he died of his injuries. A suspect was taken into custody about six hours after the shooting, which was reported around noon. No one else was shot, authorities said, but some students suffered trauma-related health problems. At least one student had a seizure. Agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the scene. The school was placed in lockdown, as many other high schools in the area. Officers moved the students to another location in the school, telling them they could bring their cell phones. after the shooting, the sheriff’s office said. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper noted in a tweet that this was the second school shooting in the state this week. “We must work to ensure the safety of students and educators, quickly apprehend the shooter and keep guns off school grounds.”
“It’s like a punch in your stomach, and it takes your breathe away, not knowing if your children are safe, your friend’s children are safe, your neighbor’s children are safe. And you’re in agony until you figure out what’s happening and what has gone on,” Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill said.Authorities think the suspect is a fellow student. Mount Tabor High School had more than 1,400 students in the 2019-20 school year. The school is located in a residential area of the city.