Alabama police: 2 students shot, 1 dead in accidental school shooting

UPDATE - Two students were shot, one of them fatally, in an accidental shooting at Huffman High School in Birmingham Wednesday afternoon.

Posted: Mar. 7, 2018 3:59 PM
Updated: Mar. 7, 2018 5:17 PM

UPDATE - Two students were shot, one of them fatally, in an accidental shooting at Huffman High School in Birmingham Wednesday afternoon.

The police chief says there are still a lot of unanswered questions, and he's calling both students "victims."

Police say the girl and boy, both 17 years old, were accidentally shot just after classes were dismissed.

The girl died and the boy remains hospitalized in critical condition.

The school was briefly put on lockdown after the incident.

A school worker was also hurt in the incident, but was treated at the scene and released.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say two students have been hurt in an accidental shooting during afternoon dismissal at a high school in Alabama's largest city.

Birmingham Police Sgt. Bryan Shelton told local media organizations that one of the students suffered life-threatening injuries in the shooting Wednesday afternoon. Shelton called it an "accidental shooting" but details weren't immediately available.

The Birmingham City school system said in a statement that the shooting at Huffman High School prompted a brief lockdown and police were called. It says students were subsequently let go and police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

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