Alabama student dies in accidental school shooting

Frederick Owens
March 9, 2018

An Alabama student was killed and another injured in a shooting at Huffman High School, Birmingham, on Wednesday.

The incident occurred after the end of the school classes.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said in statement regarding the incident: "I am saddened to learn about the death of the Huffman High School student".

A Huffman High School senior was killed and another injured when gunfire erupted inside a classroom at the east Birmingham school Wednesday afternoon. Yesterday, Cruise was indicted by a state court for 17 murders and 17 murder attempts.

Both the victims were rushed to a nearby hospital but doctors could not revive the young girl.

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Birmingham Interim Police Chief Orlando Wilson said investigators are still seeking to determine the specific circumstances of the shooting shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Huffman High School, adding they had begun seeking out witnesses and school surveillance video.

The Florida shooting sparked an unprecedented wave of student-led activism across the USA, calling for gun laws to be changed. "Right now we have a lot of unanswered questions".

Sources said a male student was "showing off" his gun when it discharged, striking the female student. "It's not where someone from outside came into the school, " quoted the police as saying.

Superintendent Lisa Herring said Huffman High School is closed today to help students and faculty deal with the tragedy. Parents are heartbroken to hear the news of Courtlin Arrington getting shot and losing her life. "This is someone's daughter, someone's niece someone's best friend, someone's granddaughter" he said. About an hour earlier, a woman at the police station who said she was the boy's mother, said she had not been told his condition, but she did not believe he had a gun. "Every life is precious and, even though this was an accident, it reaffirms that there is no place for students to have firearms or other weapons on campus".

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