MATTHEWS, N.C. — Authorities say a student shot and killed another student at a North Carolina high school before being arrested.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued a statement saying the student was shot Monday morning at Butler High School in Matthews, about 12 miles southeast of Charlotte. The Matthews Police Department said the student was taken to a hospital in critical condition where they later died.
The police statement said the suspect was also a student. Investigators have the weapon used. Police believe the shooting was an “isolated incident,” and authorities have secured campus. The school district said there is no further danger.
Fox 8 reported the incident stemmed “from a student conflict.” The victim was shot in a main hallway and then the shooter allegedly made his way to a classroom. It was there that he was taken into custody.
Dozens of parents gathered outside of the school of about 2,000 students to wait. Lockdown was apparently lifted around 9:15 a.m., and students streamed out, many crying and hugging parents.