Because classes had not yet begun, the hallways were still crowded with people. The campus immediately went into lockdown and remained in lockdown for about two hours, according to the police.
School officials have identified the victim as Lauren McClusky.
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Superintendent Christy Finley said the shooting took place in a restroom, and the involved students are in second grade. The gun was immediately taken into custody and the gym teacher sought medical treatment for the student who was injured, Finley said.
School shootings are not new. Campuses have been fighting to keep students safe for decades.