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Shooting at Price Middle School in Atlanta (UPDATES)

Atlanta police are at the scene of a shooting at Price Middle School, where 1 student was shot in the head.

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Atlanta police are at the scene of a shooting at Price Middle School, where a 14-year-old student was shot in the back of the head around 1:50 p.m.

According to CBS Atlanta, the victim, a boy, was "alert, conscious and breathing" when he was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.

One student was taken into custody, CBS News reported.

Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said a teacher suffered a minor injury “while running,” but there were no other injuries, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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The school was placed on lockdown for several hours this afternoon, but students were allowed to go home around 4:50 p.m., the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

NBC Atlanta said officers are investigating a second scene at nearby Carver High School.

“Gun violence in and around our schools is simply unconscionable and must end," Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said in a statement today. "Too many young people are being harmed, and too many families are suffering from unimaginable and unnecessary grief. I pray that the student who was shot today at Price Middle School in southwest Atlanta recovers quickly and can return home to family and friends."
 

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