ATLANTA (AP) - A middle school in Atlanta where a 14-year-old boy was shot and wounded in the neck by a fellow student is open again for classes.
Police swarmed Price Middle School just south of downtown Thursday afternoon minutes after reports of the shooting. A crowd of anxious parents gathered in the streets, awaiting word on their children, and later many questioned why students were kept in the locked-down school for more than two hours before being dismissed.
Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis said officials would review the emergency protocol on Friday that was followed. The school of about 400 students does have metal detectors, but the shooting happened outside a building.
The injured student has been released from the hospital. Police say the shooting stemmed from a disagreement the boy and another student.