AP News: Shooting reported at Arkansas school; authorities say 1 hurt



PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy was seriously injured after being shot by another 15-year-old boy at an Arkansas junior high school.

The suspect is being held at a juvenile detention facility.

Police say the shooting happened as students were switching classes about 10 a.m. in a hallway at the school in Pine Bluff, about 40 miles southeast of Little Rock.

Officials said the suspect fled on foot but was found in a nearby neighborhood by a tracking dog.

There was some initial confusion about the wounded boy’s fate. A police spokesman at one point reported he’d died, then later retracted that statement and said he was alive.

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say one student was injured and an Arkansas school district placed on lockdown following a reported shooting at a junior high school.

Watson Chapel School District says the situation Monday morning was “contained” and in a Facebook post the district said the student was hurt in an “isolated incident.”

The school is in Pine Bluff, about 40 miles southeast of Little Rock. The Pine Bluff Police Department did not immediately return a call seeking a comment Monday, nor did the Watson Chapel superintendent.

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