Two students wounded in New Orleans middle school shooting
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana
-- Two students were shot and wounded outside a
middle school in New Orleans, Louisiana, police said on Tuesday. "School
police officer stands guard Tuesday outside Carter C.
Woodson Middle School in New Orleans after two
students were shot
Both students were critically injured, Charity Hospital spokeswoman
Jean Patterson said.
Both boys appeared conscious as they were taken by ambulance from
Carter G. Woodson Middle School, city police spokesman David Bowser
One student claiming he was a witness said the incident stemmed
from a fight on school grounds, according to Danette Weatherspoon,
whose son attends the school. The boy told her one of the students
went home and returned with a handgun, then shot the boy he had been
Somehow the victim got the gun and shot his attacker, Weatherspoon
said the boy told her.
More than 100 parents rushed to the school and lined up outside as
officials let small groups enter the building to get their children.
As the gunfire erupted, children scattered across school grounds,
said witness Ruth Blunt. Four to five shots rang out and neighbors
began running out of their homes to see what was going on, Blunt said.
"Kids started running out. ... We went out in the yard, and
somebody was down," Blunt said. "It is frightening, very
Reported By: Mike Nelson Director Keys To Safer Schools