Today a shooting occurred at Carver High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina during a fire drill. A 15-year-old male student was stuck in the neck and shoulder but is said to have non-life threatening injuries.
The shooting took place outside of the school during the aforementioned fire drill.
The shooter is in custody but no further details about them have been given at this time.
If I had to hazard a guess I would say that this sounds like a heat of the moment kind of shooting rather than something that was planned but we’ll see how true that is once more details become publicly available.
UPDATE 9/3/2013: The suspect’s name is Christopher Lamont Richardson Jr. and reports say that there was an ongoing issue between Richardson and the victim. What that issue was has not been made public, to my knowledge, yet.
UPDATE 5/5/2014: Richardson has pleaded guilty and received a suspended sentence. The article says that Richardson was bullied by his victim…
Martin said there was evidence that Richardson had reason to be afraid of Antwain Deshaun Porter. She noted that Porter had spent six months in a locked juvenile detention center over his involvement in the 2011 assault of Rickie Wilson, a mentally disabled man. Porter was among a group of young people who beat Wilson and robbed him of $5. Wilson lost his left eye as a result.
That’s more than a bully, that’s a hardened criminal. Still, what Richardson did was not in self-defense and was not the answer.