Student Detained After Shots Fired Inside Va. High School

April 28, 2010

A student at Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth is being interviewed by police after shots were fired at the school Wednesday. Police say the student fired three shots from a handgun inside the school.

The student, identified only as a juvenile male, had been suspended earlier in the week for disorderly conduct, said Joseph Wiggins, director of communications for Portsmouth Public Schools.

No one was injured. Students were evacuated to an athletic field and then released.

Det. John Doyle said that the student entered the building through a rear door around 12:15pm Wednesday afternoon. He then fired one shot into a wall of the classroom that houses in-school suspensions and two shots into the ceiling of the school cafeteria.

There were approximately 150 students in the cafeteria at the time.

The student left the gun and fled the school. He was apprehended by a security officer and a school administrator, and the gun was recovered.


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