One Child in Critical Condition After Shooting at Elementary School
One child is reportedly in critical condition following a shooting at a public elementary school in Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday.
Police responded to a call of shots fired at Cummings School at 9:15 a.m. local time, WHBQ-TV reported. One child was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in critical condition.
Memphis police are clearing the building at Cummings School and evacuating teachers and students after a child was shot. https://t.co/id0BeEuu5h pic.twitter.com/nuryWP7Jwe
— FOX13 Memphis (@FOX13Memphis) September 30, 2021
The school was placed on lockdown. Officers cleared the building and students and staff were moved to a staging area.
#HappeningNow Shooting at Cummings School in Memphis, TN. One child shot and in critical condition. Police searching for juvenile suspect on the school premises. pic.twitter.com/au6NgSoXNr
— David Ealy (@Iedit4Fox5ATL) September 30, 2021
No other injuries have been reported.
Police later reported one male student turned himself in to law enforcement.
1037 Cummings shooting update. pic.twitter.com/9pwIWNSi7c
— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) September 30, 2021
“We are aware of the incident at Cummings K-8 and will share preliminary information as soon as possible. The school is currently on lockdown as a safety precaution,” the Shelby County School District said in a statement, according to WHBQ-TV.
“Parents have been notified of the situation. We are working with SCS Security and the Memphis Police Department to gather more information for further updates.”
Students were later reportedly being loaded on buses and taken to Metropolitan Baptist Church for parents and guardians to pick up.
1 child in critical condition after shooting at elementary school in Memphis, TN. #livenowfoxhttps://t.co/bTgeOBBmri
— LiveNOW from FOX (@livenowfox) September 30, 2021
Other local outlets continued with live coverage of the situation.
WATCH LIVE: Child wounded in Memphis elementary school shooting https://t.co/kMInn3I1it
— NBC 15 News (@mynbc15) September 30, 2021
? BREAKING ? A boy was critically injured in a shooting this morning at a Memphis elementary school.https://t.co/Ivh3kkkS1g
— CBS 42 (@CBS_42) September 30, 2021
This is a developing story. Updates may be provided.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.