High School Shooting Leaves Teen Girl Dead, 2 Others Injured

Authorities investigating school shooting in Alabama, campus shooting in Mississippi
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2018 6:15 PM CST
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(Newser) – A student was fatally shot Wednesday at an Alabama high school, AL.com reports. The Birmingham City School system says the shooting happened during dismissal at Huffman High School. Two students and an employee were injured. One student is in critical but stable condition; the other died on the way to the hospital. According to the AP, police identified the dead student as a 17-year-old girl. Police initially described the shooting as "accidental," though details are scarce, WVTM reports. "I was just hoping my baby was OK, that everybody was OK," says one mother whose daughter was stuck inside the school when it was locked down. "I was nervous. This is so sad."

Meanwhile, authorities in Mississippi are investigating a shooting Wednesday on the Jackson State University campus, Mississippi News Now reports. According to the Jackson Clarion Ledger, a student was shot in the leg inside a dorm and is expected to recover. One dorm resident says the student accidentally shot himself, though police haven't confirmed that and the student hasn't been forthcoming with details. (Read more school shooting stories.)

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