Student Shot at a Memphis High School - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Student Shot at a Memphis High School

Officers had one person in custody just after 9:30 am. Officers had one person in custody just after 9:30 am.
The victim, Anthony Williams, shortly after he was released from The MED The victim, Anthony Williams, shortly after he was released from The MED

The following coverage is from our Raycom Media sister station, WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee.

------------------------------------------------------

Student Shot at a Memphis High School
By: WMC-TV

An eleventh grade student is in police custody after a shooting Wednesday morning at Manassas High School sent another student to the hospital.

Investigators said the victim, Anthony Williams, is also an eleventh grade student at the school. Williams reported to the school's office after the shooting with a gunshot wound to his arm.

Williams was transported to the Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released.  A doctor at The MED said Williams' wound was superficial. 

The shooting happened just before 8:45 a.m.  Shortly after 9:30 a.m., police took one person in custody at the school.  The suspect, also a Manassas student, reportedly left the school after the shooting and was brought back by his mother.

Investigators said they did not know if the shooting was intentional or not.  Police have recovered the weapon they believe was used in the shooting.

Afterwards, Manassas High School was placed on lock down for a short time.  At 10:00 a.m., school officials said classes had resumed.

Officials said the act of bringing a weapon onto a school campus is punishable by a 180 suspension.

Stay with WMCTV.com for updates on this story.  You can watch an exclusive interview with the mother of the shooting suspect in the video player to the right of this story.

The following video has been posted in the player to the right of this story:

1  Interview with victim Anthony Williams as he leaves The MED.
2. Interview with suspect's Mother
3. Interview with doctor who treated victim Anthony Williams

4. Breaking News coverage from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday


Memphis City Schools released the following statement:

"An 11th grade male student was shot in the arm by a classmate in one of the classrooms at Manassas this morning.  We understand it was not a life threatening injury.  The injured student was treated on the scene and transported to The Med soon after.

The thoughts and prayers of the Manassas school community and the entire Memphis City Schools family remain with the injured student and his family.

Immediately after this incident occurred, the school was locked down as a safety precaution.

This morning's incident involved one student in one classroom, and no other students were in danger.  Officers have conducted a security sweep of the school to make sure no additional weapons are present, and police are taking statements from witnesses.

The suspect is a student at Manassas and he is in police custody at this time.

The district is sending out a ParentLink phone message about this situation to all parents of Manassas, and letters will be sent home with students at the end of the school day."

Rita Cooper
Chief Spokeswoman
Memphis City Schools

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Missouri farmers defend chemical in common insecticide that could be banned

    Missouri farmers defend chemical in common insecticide that could be banned

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-08-15 03:57:05 GMT
    Dairy farmer John Schoen holds up a piece of alfalfa that has been damaged by bugs. Schoen uses a dangerous insecticide to protect the crop that could soon be banned by the EPA.Dairy farmer John Schoen holds up a piece of alfalfa that has been damaged by bugs. Schoen uses a dangerous insecticide to protect the crop that could soon be banned by the EPA.
    Dairy farmer John Schoen holds up a piece of alfalfa that has been damaged by bugs. Schoen uses a dangerous insecticide to protect the crop that could soon be banned by the EPA.Dairy farmer John Schoen holds up a piece of alfalfa that has been damaged by bugs. Schoen uses a dangerous insecticide to protect the crop that could soon be banned by the EPA.

    Federal judges have ordered the EPA to ban a dangerous, popular insecticide, but farmers in Southeast Missouri who use the chemical are coming to its defense.

    Federal judges have ordered the EPA to ban a dangerous, popular insecticide, but farmers in Southeast Missouri who use the chemical are coming to its defense.

  • Mayfield, KY man sent to IN hospital after vehicle vs. motorcycle collision

    Mayfield, KY man sent to IN hospital after vehicle vs. motorcycle collision

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-08-15 03:29:10 GMT
    36-year-old Dustin Bell of Mayfield, KY, was not wearing a helmet and was eastbound on Westplains, riding a 1995 Yamaha. (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Office)36-year-old Dustin Bell of Mayfield, KY, was not wearing a helmet and was eastbound on Westplains, riding a 1995 Yamaha. (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Office)
    36-year-old Dustin Bell of Mayfield, KY, was not wearing a helmet and was eastbound on Westplains, riding a 1995 Yamaha. (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Office)36-year-old Dustin Bell of Mayfield, KY, was not wearing a helmet and was eastbound on Westplains, riding a 1995 Yamaha. (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Office)

    A Mayfield man suffered multiple injuries after a vehicle vs. motorcycle collision on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

    A Mayfield man suffered multiple injuries after a vehicle vs. motorcycle collision on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

  • Sikeston teachers recognized for being 'superheroes'

    Sikeston teachers recognized for being 'superheroes'

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:38:27 GMT
    Missouri Care donated $15,000 to the SEMO Health Network to help pay for the gift baskets and today's health fair. (Source: KFVS)Missouri Care donated $15,000 to the SEMO Health Network to help pay for the gift baskets and today's health fair. (Source: KFVS)
    Missouri Care donated $15,000 to the SEMO Health Network to help pay for the gift baskets and today's health fair. (Source: KFVS)Missouri Care donated $15,000 to the SEMO Health Network to help pay for the gift baskets and today's health fair. (Source: KFVS)

    Sikeston teachers were recognized for being community superheroes thanks to two local companies.

    Sikeston teachers were recognized for being community superheroes thanks to two local companies.

Powered by Frankly