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Cops arrest teen during class for shooting of UNCC student

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police arrested a Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school student in connection with a shooting of 20-year-old UNC Charlotte student John Borek. 

Borek was shot in the neck and as of Friday, was in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center-Main.

Police arrested 17-year-old Davaughn Johnson while he was at school at Mallard Creek High School on Friday morning. So far, no motive has been released for the shooting.

Cops came to the school on Friday morning. Johnson was in class when a staff member came and got him. The arrest was quick and happened without incident, officers say.

Parents learned of the arrest and were concerned.

"It's a little disturbing to know my kid is in there." Mallard Creek Parent Michelle Burger said.

Officers told WBTV they attempted to arrest Johnson before he went to school, but he had already left home before they arrived.

In addition to charging the teen with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, he also has drug charges against him.

The shooting happened at The Flats at Mallard Creek, an apartment complex where many UNC Charlotte students live. WBTV learned that Borek does not live at the complex, but was visiting a friend.

Police say this complex is safe, and this incident is rare.

This is Johnson's first year at Mallard Creek High School, officials told WBTV, he is a recent transfer student from Vance High.

People who know him say he caused no problems at the school and are shocked he was arrested.

Police have not said what led them to the teenager, but it could have been the surveillance tape police were interested in reviewing.

Johnson is in jail with at $55,500 bail.

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