Cindy Ball, a spokeswoman for Rockdale County Public Schools, said the incident has district leaders “deeply concerned.”
“At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with the young man who was injured,” Ball said in a statement. “Again, this occurred after hours when no students or staff were on campus. We will assist law enforcement as needed during their investigation.”
The shooting comes days after another 12-year-old boy was shot while leaving a high school football scrimmage game in Atlanta. A bullet went through Isaiah Payton's spine, according to his mother, Allison Wood.
"My child is never going to be able to walk again," Wood said in an interview with Channel 2 Action News.
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Payton and a 16-year-old boy were shot outside Lakewood Stadium on Aug. 17. Atlanta police have not determined if they were the intended targets of the gunfire, or if they were caught in the crossfire when a fight broke out.
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The 16-year-old’s injuries were minor, according to police.
We are working to learn more on the latest shooting.
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