Teenager shot in head at US school
on 31/01/2013 20:28:38
Atlanta Fire Captain Marian McDaniel also said a teacher suffered minor cuts and bruises but was treated at the scene at Price Middle School.
A police spokesman said he was heading to the school about two miles south of downtown Atlanta following reports of a shooting.
TV news helicopters showed a swarm of Atlanta police officers at the school.
Ms McDaniel said the shooting victim was taken to Grady Hospital.
Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said the wounded student has been taken "alert, conscious and breathing" to Grady Hospital and a suspect has been taken into custody.
He said the suspect has been tentatively identified as a student and all other students at the school are safe. Mr Campos said the teenager was shot outside the school building.