Student injured in shooting in the area of New Hanover High School

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According to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, a student was injured in a shooting Monday in the area of New Hanover High School.

Lt. Jerry Brewer with the sheriff’s office disclosed one student was shot and transported to the hospital.

Spokesperson for New Hanover County Schools stated that the sheriff’s office has confirmed that this is not an active shooter situation.

New Hanover High School students are being taken to Williston Middle School, reports states.

New Hanover High School is currently being investigated to ensure all students have been evacuated,” the sheriff’s office tweeted.

School system officials disclosed that students will be taken to the MLK Center later this afternoon where they will be released to their parents.

“New Hanover High School students and staff have been escorted to Williston Middle School by the Sheriff’s Department after a shooting on the campus of New Hanover High School,” the school system stated in a news release.

“The Sheriff’s office has confirmed this is NOT an active shooter situation. Once a full headcount is conducted, students will be taken to the MLK center at 401 S 8th street where they will be released to their parents, reports includes.

“Williston Middle School and Gregory Elementary are safely under a shelter in place. Students from these two schools are not being released to families at this time. Please wait for further instructions before going to one of those locations to pick up your student,” reports includes.