A student at Butler High School was shot this morning and later died at the hospital, according to Matthews Police. The shooting happened early this morning at the start of the school day, following a fight between students.
It is reported that the deceased was shot in the back by the other student.
CMS has released the following statement:
“Our hearts are with the family, loved ones, friends and everyone affected by the tragedy which occurred this morning at Butler High School. Counseling is available to any student or staff who wishes to speak to someone. The Butler High School community and CMS appreciates the support of the entire community during this difficult time. CMS will provide updates throughout today, as warranted.”
The shooter, who is another student at the school, has been taken into custody, and an earlier lockdown at the school has been lifted.