UPDATE: Mental Evaluation Ordered for Teen Charged in Shooting Near Lee High School
Police say this was a single-shooter incident where Norman fired a gun in a vacant lot adjacent to the school striking the victim and a nearby vehicle. Further investigation indicates that neither the victim or the vehicle were an intended target.
The school was placed on lock down for a couple of hours.
State Superintendent Michael Sentance released a statement regarding the shooting:
“Our hearts go out to the Robert E. Lee High School student injured in a shooting today, as well as her family. Although the incident occurred outside of the school building, student safety is always the top priority. Tomorrow, increased law enforcement, trained counselors, and State Department of Education staff will be on hand to assist in any way possible. It is imperative that schools maintain an atmosphere that is safe and conducive to learning. Thank you to the police, medical personnel, Superintendent Margret Allen, principal and staff at Robert E. Lee High for handling this incident with such professionalism.”
Norman faces more charges. He has been charged with Theft of Property and Burglary.
Police reports say Norman unlawfully entered a residence and stole sliver and black Smith & Wesson .40 caliber pistol. The firearm stolen was the one used in the March 16 shooting of the female Lee high student.
A mental evaluation will also be conducted on Norman.
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