Gunman taken into custody after opening fire on NC high school campus

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem, North Carolina police are investigating a shooting at Carver High School. A suspected shooter is in custody.

It involved two students — the victim and alleged shooter — and one person is in custody, police said at a Friday evening news conference. A school resource officer took the alleged shooter into custody.

One person is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Baptist Hospital. No names have been released, and no charges had been filed by 5 p.m.

The shooting happened outside the school about 2:45 p.m. during a planned fire drill. The school was placed on lock down during the investigation..

Carver High School is on Carver School Road. About 700 students are enrolled at Carver.

At least 30 officers responded to the scene, WXII learned. WS/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Dr. Beverly Emory said school officials will continue to work with law enforcement officials as the investigation unfolds.

Asked about the possibility of metal detectors at local schools, Emory said, “We can certainly talk to experts about it. Metal detectors have come and gone.

“I think some of that is the practical nature of it,” she said of getting several hundred children through a detector each day.”

The school had a home football game Friday night against RJ Reynolds. It has been postponed, according to WXII’s Kenny Beck.