FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Authorities say a 15-year-old student was shot and wounded at a North Carolina high school. No arrests have been made, and no gun has been recovered.
Cape Fear High School just outside Fayetteville was placed on lockdown Monday and parents told to stay away until the scene is cleared by law enforcement. Neighboring Mac Williams Middle School was also locked down for a time before students were released at 2:45 p.m.
"It was such a chaotic moment that everyone was trying to figure out what happened," sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Tanna told CBS News affiliate WRAL-TV in Raleigh.
Sheriff Earl "Moose" Butler said a female student was shot in the neck with what appeared to be a small-caliber bullet. She has been taken to a nearby hospital. Butler says no suspects have been arrested.Butler said witnesses heard a "pop" as the girl walked outside the school cafeteria, and they saw her collapse in the breezeway, WRAL-TV reports.
(At left, watch Butler talk to WRAL-TV)
Assistant Superintendent Theresa Perry says parents would be advised later in the afternoon as to when they could pick up their children.