Accidental shooting at Alabama high school leaves one student near death
On Wednesday, the Birmingham Police Department announced that two students were shot in an accidental shooting at Alabama's Huffman High School. One of the students sustained life-threatening injuries, Sputnik reported.
According to local reports, a school employee was evacuated from the scene, but it is unclear whether he sustained any injuries.
Following the shooting, which took place around 3 p.m. local time, the Birmingham City School system released a statement on the incident.
"Two students were involved in a shooting during dismissal today at Huffman High School," the statement reads. "The school was placed on a brief lockdown, and police were called to the scene. Students have been released and police are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting."
It is unclear what caused the shooting.