Monday, 19 November, 2018

Investigators give updates on deadly NC high school shooting

Matthews Police confirmed Butler High School is on lockdown after one person was shot Matthews Police confirmed Butler High School is on lockdown after one person was shot
Ray Hunter | 30 October, 2018, 05:14

The alleged shooter, identified only as a male student at David W. Butler High School in Matthews, a suburb southeast of Charlotte, was quickly taken into custody, police said.

The shooting occurred shortly before 7 a.m., and a school resource officer was nearby, when it happened, Wilcox said a press conference.

According to Matthews police, a fight broke out at the school Monday morning just before the shooting incident occurred.

According to a statement from CMS, there is no further immediate danger to the school. The school's website says that there are 2123 students enrolled in the school.

'Someone asked me how could someone, especially a student, come onto one of our campuses with a loaded gun, and I wish I had an answer to that, ' Wilcox said.

Brody's big sister, Bella, now an 11th-grader at the charter, Commonwealth High, said today's event corroborates her decision to leave Butler.

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They include several people who would have been children during the Holocaust and rise of Nazism. We are here to help you through this horrific episode. "It's a insane world we are living in".

Families were told they could pick up their children but that students were free to stay on campus as classes would proceed for those remaining.

Butler High School will close for students on October 30, a teacher work day is scheduled on October 31, students will return to school on November 1. We do not have metal detectors in our schools.

"We hear the bell ring and I see two kids are wrestling", said Lane McNary. Counseling is available to any student or staff who wishes to speak to someone. "It was that closeness. just being scared and you could never think it was going to happen here". I am devastated by another heartbreaking loss of life and my thoughts are with the students and families who have been affected.

Guardians and parents were advised of the incident via email and telephone calls. An investigation by law enforcement continues and officers have secured the campus.

Two other police officers, including a school resource officer directing traffic in front of the school, entered the school within minutes, according to Tyrrell.

Classes were proceeding for students who remained on campus.

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