watson chapel junior high

Student, 15, shot and seriously wounded at junior high in Arkansas

March 2, 2021
Another 15-year-old boy is the suspected shooter, police say.

A 15-year-old boy has been shot and seriously wounded at his school in Arkansas, allegedly by a fellow student.

ABC News reports that the wounded teen, who identity was not disclosed, was the only one injured. He was hospitalized in serious condition.

The shooting occurred Monday morning at Watson Chapel Junior High School in Pine Bluff.

The teen, the only one hurt, was hospitalized in very serious condition, police said.

The suspect, also a 15-year-old boy, was found hiding behind a house near the school. He has been taken to the Juvenile Justice Center and is awaiting charges, police said.

The Watson Chapel School District said, calling the shooting an "isolated incident."

Police said a motive isn't clear but the shooting was believed to be targeted, not random.

Monday marked the first day of on-site learning for students in Pine Bluff, about 44 miles south of Little Rock.

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