Student shoots, wounds another teen at Florida high school

Posted at 5:27 PM, Jan 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-19 17:27:11-05

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year student shot another student three times at a central Florida high school, sending the campus into lockdown. The suspect was taken into custody Wednesday after a brief search on the campus of Seminole High School by officers and deputies.

The 18-year-old victim was taken to a hospital for treatment. A police department news release said the victim was in stable condition. Sanford police Chief Cecil Smith says preliminary information suggested the shooting centered on “a dispute over a young lady."

Seminole County Public Schools Superintendent Serita Beamon described the shooting as “an isolated event” between the two students.