Three Wounded in High School Shooting
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) _ A 17-year-old youth fired on classmates at a high school today and three students were wounded, one critically, authorities said.
The student was arrested about 20 minutes after the shooting as he drove away from Pine Forest High School, said Cumberland County sheriff’s spokesman Harold Little. He did not say if charges had been filed.
″I don’t have any idea what precipitated it,″ Principal Harry Warren said.
He said the shooting occurred on the second floor of the school about 9:30 a.m., at the end of first-period classes.
Associate county schools superintendent Will Brown said all activities at the school had been canceled and students sent home.
Joe Roundtree, 17, was listed in critical condition and was undergoing surgery for a neck wound, said Maureen Shields, a spokeswoman for Highsmith- Rain ey Hospital.
Mike Barnes, 17, and Morgan Dickinson, 18, were both in stable condition and were being treated in the emergency room for shoulder wound, she said.
All the students were shot with .25-caliber handgun, said Little.
″This is a first for us,″ said Sara Iland, a county schools spokeswoman. ″We have no idea why this occurred, but we assume that will come out in the investigation.″