Two students were injured, one with life-threatening wounds, after an accidental shooting at Huffman High School in Birmingham, Alabama, authorities say. Both of the students were taken to local hospitals, police told Al.com.
A photo obtained by WBRC-TV shows students hiding under desks during the incident. A mother whose daughter is in the school said she was waiting outside to pick her up and her daughter texted her to say, “Mom we’re on lockdown,” according to Al.com.
The mother said she heard the victims are a male and a female, but police have not confirmed that. “I was just hoping my baby was OK, that everybody was OK,” the mother told the newspaper. “I was nervous. This is so sad.”
Police told Al.com the gun used in the shooting is believed to have been recovered. It is not clear if a suspect is in custody. Further details about what led to the accidental shooting have not yet been released.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.