BIRMINGHAM, AL — Police in Birmingham say two students and an adult were wounded in a shooting at a high school Wednesday. One of the victims, a 17-year-old female student, later died.
The scene is at Huffman High School–950 Springville Road.
Police are referring to the incident as an ‘accidental shooting.’
The victim’s name has not been released but a photo was obtained by WBRC.
It was unclear who fired the weapon. The school was also placed on lockdown.
The Birmingham City School district released the following statement: “Two students were involved in a shooting during dismissal today at Huffman High School. The school was placed on a brief lockdown, and police were called to the scene. Students have been released and police are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.”
The Mayor of Birmingham was at the scene.
This 17 y/o young woman lost her life. She was 30 days away from turning 18, had been accepted to college and wanted to study nursing. Many unanswered questions about Huffman High shooting, but remember the victim. She should be alive. My heart breaks for her family. pic.twitter.com/Db2mbB4ytu
— Beth Shelburne (@bshelburne) March 8, 2018