Student Shot While Leaving Pa. High School

Police have not released the name of any suspects in the shooting.

Police are searching for a suspect after a high school student was shot in the arm April 12 as he was leaving school grounds.

The scary incident occurred with dozens of Sto-Rox High School students in the area as classes had just been dismissed at the Pennsylvania school and nearby busses were being loaded, according to

The 17-year-old victim was just off school grounds when he was shot, and immediately ran back into the school for help. He was taken to the hospital and family members say he is expected to be okay. is reporting that the shooting was a targeted retaliation attack, while Stowe Township police said it was an isolated incident.

Investigators are using K-9 units to get a scent of the cell phone casing and bullet shells the shooter left at the scene. Police are also searching a nearby wooded area.

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“It’s sad in today’s time and age that we have to go through this kind of process, and nobody’s immune,” Sto-Rox School District Superintendent DeCarbo said.

After-school activities at the high school were cancelled after the shooting and the school will be closed April 13. Counselors were also made available for students.

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