school shooting

Tasnim Shamma

A 16-year-old Albemarle High School student is in the hospital after being shot twice on Tuesday morning, just before school started.

After shooting the student, the shooter immediately dropped the gun and turned himself in to the principal's office.


Ben Bradford/WFAE

A Gaston County martial arts instructor held a seminar a week ago for teachers about how to respond in a school shooting. First grade teachers, school nurses, and administrators practiced how to defend a classroom should a shooter try to enter, and how to fight back. Similar events have been popping up across the country, run by martial arts gyms, firearms training centers, and even schools, in the wake of Sandy Hook.