1 Student Fatally Shot at North Carolina High School

This is the second high school shooting in North Carolina in three days. The gunman is believed to also be a student.

1 Student Fatally Shot at North Carolina High School

Winston-Salem, North Carolina – One student was fatally shot Wednesday at a high school in North Carolina.

The incident happened just after noon at Mount Tabor High School in Forsyth County, and the school was placed on lockdown within 45 minutes, reports ABC11.

The victim, identified as William Chavis Raynard Miller Jr., was transported to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, which is a Level 1 trauma center. He succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, reports WXII12.

The suspected shooter, who is believed to also be a student, fled the scene, and law enforcement searched for them for six hours before apprehending them without incident, reports ABC News. It is believed there was only one gunman.

Immediately after the shooting, parents were instructed not to come to the school. All of the students were put in secure locations on campus. After they were accounted for, they were taken to a local Harris Teeter store where they were reunited with their parents.

This is the second high school shooting in North Carolina in three days. The previous shooting happened in Wilmington on Monday.

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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