Sheriff: Two teenagers in custody after shooting student at NC high school


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Submitted: Tue, 10/25/2011 - 2:32am
Updated: Tue, 10/25/2011 - 2:34am
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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Authorities say two teenagers have
been taken into custody in the shooting of a 15-year-old North
Carolina student who was wounded in the neck with what appeared to
be a small-caliber bullet during a lunch period outside her high
school.
Cumberland County Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler said at a news
conference Monday night that the two suspects were students at Cape
Fear High School. He says they are being questioned and would be
charged. He says the weapon used and shell casings have been
recovered.
The sheriff also said both participated in the shooting.
Butler said Catilyn Abercrombie was in stable condition after
surgery.
Cape Fear High School and a nearby middle school were locked
down for hours before students were allowed to go home.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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