15 year old charged with attempted murder in Wilmington NC school shooting

A 15-year-old student is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly shot another student following a fight at New Hanover High School on Monday.

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.

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