At least one shot was fired Monday afternoon in the parking lot of Benjamin E. Mays High School in southwest Atlanta, officials said.
“A female student got into a verbal altercation with a male acquaintance, who is not a Mays student, that resulted in the male breaking a car window and the student receiving cuts from the broken glass,” Atlanta Public Schools said in a statement. “As the male acquaintance drove away, at least one shot was fired into the air in the parking lot. No other injuries were reported.”
The school was on lockdown while police worked to locate the shooter. The lockdown was lifted at 3:25 p.m.
“The safety and security of our students and staff is a top priority at Atlanta Public Schools, and we have launched an investigation into this matter,” the district said.
School administrators sent email notices to parents, Channel 2 Action News reported. Those who picked up their students were also handed a letter about the incident.
It comes just days after a Mays teacher was removed from the classroom following an alleged fight with a student. The teacher’s identity was not released.
In October 2016, a student was shot in the parking lot after a football game. The student’s injuries were not life-threatening.
Parents told Channel 2 Action News a gun was found on the campus last week, but school staff didn’t notify them of the incident.
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