1 hurt in North Carolina high school shooting; suspect in custody

Student shot at high school in Matthews suspect in custody

Student shot at high school in Matthews suspect in custody

The Matthews Police Department stated on Facebook they responded to a shooting at Butler High School Monday morning.

CMS Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said the school would be closed on Tuesday so students and teachers could process Monday's shooting.

Matthews Police say two students were fighting prior to the shooting. Authorities have not released the names of the students.

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The shooting occurred around 7 a.m., shortly before classes started.

A school resource officer called police after the shooting, which occurred in a hallway.

But Tracy O. Russ, the chief communications officer for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, told TIME that the decision to keep the school open was made to provide students with a safe place to stay until their families could come get them. He said the system was reviewing its security procedures.

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He added that the district may discover that it "didn't intervene quickly enough in a bullying situation". Both the students involved in the incident attend Butler, officials said. "Our schools and students rely on cooperation between and amongst and each other and today that simply wasn't enough". Students remained inside with the school on lockdown for about two hours after the shooting. Officials said earlier in the day that the Butler High School student had been brought to a hospital in critical condition.

Brenda Kenyon, Ryan's mother, said police at the scene told parents to gather at nearby Elevation Church. Students will be escorted from the building to the entrance to meet families. "And what makes it doubly worse is it was one of our students who was the shooter".

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