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ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say a student was shot after an argument at a central North Carolina high school just before school began.
Albemarle Police Chief William Halliburton said at a news conference the wounded student was shot in the lower extremities around 7:40 a.m. Tuesday at Albemarle High School. His condition wasn't released.
Halliburton says the student who fired the shots put down his gun and waited for police. The names and grades of the students haven't been released.
The chief says the shooting happened in a campus courtyard minutes before classes started. Investigators don't know what the argument was about. Police don't think any other students were involved but they are still interviewing witnesses.
Albemarle is in Stanley County, about 35 miles east of Charlotte.