Student shoots self at Atlanta’s Grady High School

Student shoots self at Atlanta's Grady High School

Shooting reported at Grady high school 

Police are on the scene at Atlanta’s Grady high school after a 17-year-old student reportedly shot herself in the thigh. According to authorities no other students were injured when a shot rang out around 9:30 a.m. this morning.

“(It) appears (a) student has a self-inflicted wound to the thigh,” said Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones to local news outlets.

The Atlanta Public Schools system has also released a statement via Twitter assuring parents that their students are safe. “Grady High has been placed on a hard lockdown. There has been a shooting at Grady High School. One student has been injured,” wrote APS. “We are continuing to monitor the situation at Grady High. The school will remain on a hard lockdown per APS & APD.”

A gunman is not believed to be on the loose and authorities are currently investigating why the teen had a weapon.

This marks the second time in recent weeks that a shooting has occurred at an Atlanta school. In January a student was shot at Price Middle school.

This story is still developing… –danielle canada

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