Two students shot in apparent gun accident at Alabama high school

Huffman High School

Birmingham Police Chief Orlando Wilson said that no argument, fight or struggle preceding the shooting incident had been detailed to him.

"At this particular time, we are considering this accidental", the police chief said at a news conference.

The shooting prompted a brief lockdown, with students and teachers sheltering in place.

Superintendent Lisa Herring said Huffman High School is closed today to help students and faculty deal with the tragedy.

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One person has been taken into police custody in connection with a shooting that killed one student and injured another at an Alabama high school, police said Thursday.

The student who died was a graduating senior who would soon be 18 years old, had been accepted to college and wanted to become a nurse, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin told reporters.

"My heart is breaking for those hurt and killed in the shooting at Huffman High School." said Rep. Terri Sewell.

Two teenagers were shot in what appears to be an accident at Huffman High School in Birminghama, Alabam, on Wednesday.

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The 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg but later released from the hospital, the publication reported. Courtlin Arrington, 17, was pronounced dead at UAB Hospital Wednesday evening.

The shooting happened the day after Ivey created a school safety council to make recommendations on security in Alabama's schools, including updated threat plans and training for students and staff on emergency situations.

Sources said a male student was "showing off" his gun when it discharged, striking the female student. "Students have been released and police are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting", the statement said, Fox-affiliated WBRC reported.

Police did not confirm that account. "Two students were involved in a shooting during dismissal today at Huffman High School".

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"We are not saying he shot her or did not shoot her". I'm praying for the family of this young lady who tragically lost her life way too early. Tonight, my prayers are with her, the other victim, and their families. In fact, even other people took to social media and posted condolences.

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