Student shot at NC high school, shooter sought, deputies say

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A student was shot at a North Carolina high school on Monday and officials were searching for a suspect who fled the scene, the sheriff’s office said.

The shooting happened at New Hanover High School around midday and the wounded student was taken to a hospital, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer said by telephone. He did not have details of the student’s condition.

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Brewer didn’t have any details about the shooter and whether the shooter was affiliated with the school.

Officials were searching the school, he said. Students were being taken to a nearby middle school and parents were to pick them up at a nearby community center.

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