According the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, the teen was taken into custody Monday afternoon. He’s been charged with:
- Attempted first-degree murder
- Assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury
- Bringing a weapon onto school grounds
- Discharging a weapon on school grounds
The injured student was taken to the hospital for treatment. Sheriff Ed McMahon said he believes the student’s injuries are not life-threatening.
According to the sheriff, the shooting took place after an argument and fight on a catwalk between buildings at the school shortly after 11 a.m.
“We’re not going to tolerate this kind of behavior in our school system,” McMahon said at a news briefing Monday.