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Student shot, wounded at Alabama high school; 1 in custody

February 26, 2019 - 11:32 AM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Authorities say a student has been shot and wounded at a high school in Montgomery, Alabama.

Police say the shooting occurred Tuesday morning in or near the gymnasium at Lee High School.

Police spokeswoman Capt. Regina Duckett says the 17-year-old victim suffered a wound that isn't life-threatening. It wasn't immediately clear what prompted the gunfire.

Duckett says one person is in custody and the school was put on lockdown as a precaution.

Police didn't immediately release the names of the victim or the suspect, and it was unclear how the weapon used in the shooting got into the school.

Tom Salter, a spokesman for Montgomery's school system, says the school is equipped with metal detectors which were in use.

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