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Student critical after high school shooting
Matthews, N.C.

MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a North Carolina high school (all times local):

9:45 a.m.

North Carolina police say a student shot by a fellow student at a high school is in critical condition.

The Matthews Police issued an update on the student’s condition Monday morning as the lockdown was lifted at Butler High School in Matthews, southeast of Charlotte. Police say the suspect is in custody and authorities have secured the campus.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued a statement that a lockdown was lifted and that families could come to the school’s main entrance to pick up students. The statement added that classes will continue for students who remain on campus.

Dozens of parents gathered outside of the school to wait to see their children.

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9:30 a.m.

Authorities say a student shot and wounded another student at a North Carolina high school before being arrested.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued a statement saying the student was shot Monday morning at Butler High School in Matthews, about 12 miles (19 kms) southeast of Charlotte. The Matthews Police Department said the student was taken to a hospital but couldn’t provide information on the injuries.

The police statement said the suspect was also a student. Investigators have the weapon used. Police believe the shooting was an “isolated incident,” and authorities have secured campus. The school district said there is no further danger.

Dozens of parents gathered outside of the school of about 2,000 students to wait. Lockdown was apparently lifted around 9:15 a.m., and students streamed out, many crying and hugging parents.