On Monday, the Police department described that 2 students were injured in a firing at a Virginia high school, and the suspicious person is arrested.
In a news conference, Steve Drew (Newport News Police Chief) explained that a seventeen-year-old girl was shot in the leg, and a seventeen-year-old boy was shot in one side of his face. He further described that both students were shifted to the hospital, and none of them was thought to be life-taking.
In a statement, the police said that a boy was arrested in the case. Moreover, the police chief explained that officials think the victims and suspect are familiar with each other but didn’t share any detail about it. He added that the gun was found at the shooting scene.
In a briefing without enlarging, Police Chief Steve Drew said that the reason is certainly interesting to him. Furthermore, the suspect was not detained at a Virginia high school.
Superintendent of Newport News Public Schools, George Parker, explained that the Virginia high school makes random searches for firearms. Furthermore, on 8th September, classes restarted, so school students were in their 2nd whole week of the school year.
No one would want to pass through these situations
The superintendent of the school described that no teacher, no superintended, no principal would want to ever pass through this condition. He continued that just seeing the faces of their seventeen-year-old students and how afraid they were under these situations, and their staff, who are disturbed, no one would want to pass through these conditions.
Footage from the shooting scene depicted tactical units coming at the shooting scene, parents of students standing on sidewalks calling on their mobile phones as the shooting scene tape stretched in parts of the school parking area.
The police chief said that two more persons were shifted to the hospital after the shooting took place; one person’s arm was wounded when students and other people flew from school, and the second one because of asthma. The police further explained that reports of active gunmen at other schools weren’t true.