17-year-old student killed in ‘accidental’ shooting at Alabama high school
One student is dead and two other are injured after a shooting at a Birmingham, Alabama high school police categorized as “accidental” on Wednesday.
The Washington Post reported that police issued a statement saying the shooting happened during dismissal at Huffman High School. One 17-year-old student died as a result of the shooting, which took place exactly three weeks after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida claimed 17 lives.
Though the student’s name has not been released, Beth Shelburne of Birmingham’s WBRC news station tweeted a photo of her, saying she’d been accepted to college and was a month away from her 18th’s birthday.
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