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Boy, 15, injured in Arkansas school shooting; classmate held

Published: Mar. 1, 2021 at 12:20 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 1, 2021 at 7:40 PM EST
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PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy was seriously injured after being shot by another 15-year-old boy at an Arkansas junior high school.

The suspect is being held at a juvenile detention facility.

Police say the shooting happened as students were switching classes about 10 a.m. in a hallway at the school in Pine Bluff, about 40 miles southeast of Little Rock.

Officials said the suspect fled on foot but was found in a nearby neighborhood by a tracking dog.

There was some initial confusion about the wounded boy’s fate.

A police spokesman at one point reported he’d died, then later retracted that statement and said he was alive.

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