One injured in shooting at Winston-Salem community college
The college posted on its social media pages that the campus was on lockdown with a shelter in place.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WBTV) – One person was hurt in a shooting on a Winston-Salem community college campus on Thursday morning, police said.
The shooting happened on the main campus of Forsyth Tech Community College around 10:10 a.m. when an 18-year-old male high school student shot himself in the hand, police said.
The college posted on its social media pages that the campus was on lockdown with a shelter in place order for all students, faculty and staff due to an “active shooter situation,” although police later said there was no active shooter.
Officials said approximately 600 high school seniors had been on campus for a focus event.
Police said they are not looking for any suspects.
The student was taken to the hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
The school has since lifted the lockdown and announced that all classes have been canceled for the remainder of the week.
Police are continuing to investigate the situation.
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