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Police looking for suspect after student stabbed and security officer shot outside Buffalo high school

Authorities are looking for a suspect after a student was stabbed and a security guard was shot outside a Buffalo high school on Wednesday afternoon, CBS affiliate WIVB-TV reports. Officials earlier had said both the student and security were shot, but later said the student had been stabbed multiple times and the security guard had been shot in the leg.

The 14-year-old student was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery. He is out of surgery and recovering, WIVB reports. The security guard sustained non-life-threatening injuries, Buffalo Police Deputy Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said during a press conference Wednesday evening. He is in stable condition, WIVB reports.

The incident allegedly happened after a multiple people got into a dispute on the sidewalk outside of McKinley High School. The school had been dismissed 20 minutes prior to the stabbing and shooting, but about 100 students were still in the building for after-school activities. Those students were placed on a lockdown, but they have since been upgraded to a shelter in place, Gramaglia said.

Authorities respond to a shooting outside of McKinley High School in Buffalo, New York, on February 9, 2022. WIVB

The deputy commissioner said they are still looking for the suspect. However, they cleared the school and the surrounding area, and said they do not believe there is a threat to nearby residents.

Police tweeted about the incident around 4:15 p.m. local time, asking motorists to avoid the area around McKinley High School. The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco is also responding to the scene.

Nearby SUNY Buffalo State College tweeted it received a report of an armed person who was last seen at the high school near its campus. Students were asked to shelter in place for several hours Wednesday afternoon, and the school canceled all evening classes and events.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown tweeted about the shooting, saying the city will continue to work to end gun violence.

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