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4 shot at Georgia high school

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Emergency personnel load an injured student into an ambulance

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Guns under fire

 

Shooter in custody

May 20, 1999
Web posted at: 9:09 a.m. EDT (1309 GMT)

CONYERS, Georgia (CNN) -- At least four people were shot and wounded at a high school in suburban Atlanta Thursday, but authorities said the injuries were not life-threatening. One person, believed to be a student, is in custody.

The shots were fired about 8 a.m. at Heritage High School, near Conyers, which is about 30 miles east of Atlanta.

Authorities said shots were fired inside the building as the school day was beginning.

Bonnie Knight, a spokeswoman for Rockdale County schools, said the person who fired the shots was taken into custody almost immediately.

There was no immediate word on a motive.

Police secured the high school and students were evacuated to a nearby football field.

No additional details were immediately available

CNN affiliate WSB-TV contributed to this report


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