BREAKING: One student shot in North Carolina high school as cops search for gunman
- Student shot at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- All other students and faculty are safe
- Nearby school lockdown ‘out of abundance of caution’ as police looking for gunman
- Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said parents should go to Harris Teether to pick up kids
A North Carolina high school student was shot on campus during school hours Wednesday afternoon, and police are searching for the gunman.
The 911 call came in shortly before 1pm from Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem – about 100 miles West of Raleigh.
Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office confirmed shortly before 2pm that one student was injured and the suspect is on the loose.
The victim was rushed to a hospital. There’s no update on the victim’s condition.
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Mount Tabor High School immediately went into lockdown after shots fired.
Since then have since been locked down ‘out of an abundance of caution,’ Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said.
‘There has not been another incident,’ the sheriff’s office said.
Meanwhile, frantic parents seeking are sifting through rumors to get information.
They parked their cars on the sidewalks several blocks from the high school as police directed traffic away from the campus.
Students and parents could be seen walking away from the campus toward a nearby shopping center.
The city tweeted that parents should not respond to the school, which has an enrollment of more than 1,500 students.
Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said at 1:48pm that they’re transporting students and directed parents to go to Harris Teether – not the Robinhood YMCA as instructed earlier – to be reunited with their children.
‘Reunification will take some time as students are being transported in stages,’ Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said.
The sheriff’s office also said this is a ‘no fly zone’ and ordered everyone not to fly their drones in the area.