2 teens injured in US high school shooting, suspect arrested

A juvenile suspect was arrested after a shooting at a school in which two 17-year-olds were injured in the US state of Virginia.

Washington
– Two 17-year-olds were injured in a shooting at a high school in the US state
of Virginia on Monday, officials said, adding that the suspect had been
arrested after fleeing the scene.

After shots were fired at the Heritage High
School, the Newport News Police Department said in a statement:

One person – a male juvenile – is in police custody.

Police
said a 17-year-old male and a 17-year-old female were taken to hospital with
gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening.

After
a year spent largely learning online, US schools have returned to the
classroom, reviving the fear of on-campus shootings, with multiple small-scale
incidents reported in recent weeks.

As
Monday’s incident unfolded, students were evacuated to the school’s tennis
courts, where parents were asked to collect them.

The
suspect, who was arrested after leaving the premises, was known to the victims,
police said.

Police
dismissed reports of active shooters at other schools in the city of Newport
News.

In
2018, 17 died at a shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

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