February 11, 2008
A Tennessee high school is on lockdown Monday after a shooting during a gym class left a 17-year-old student critically injured.
Investigators are on the scene at Mitchell High School in Memphis, Tenn. One person is in custody.
The injured male student, a senior, was believed to be in critical condition with at least two gunshot wounds.
Monique Martin, a police spokeswoman, confirmed that the student was shot Monday morning.
The suspected shooter is in custody, said Rita Cooper, a spokeswoman for the school.
“A student was shot by a classmate in the cafeteria during a physical education class that was being held in that area,” Cooper said in a statement.
The district’s automated phone alert system notified parents about the shooting.
A 16-year-old student was shot in the leg earlier this month at another Memphis high school.