WASHINGTON | Two teenagers were gunned down Monday at a Virginia high school, local police reported in yet another school shooting in the United States.
“Two people were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds that did not appear to be life threatening,” Newport News town officials said in a statement.
The victims, one male and one female, are both 17 years old, police said. Law enforcement officials said the suspect, a teenager who appeared to know the victims, had been apprehended and taken into custody.
Students at Heritage High School were evacuated and directed to tennis courts in the morning.
After a year largely spent taking online courses, the return to school in recent weeks has rekindled fears of school shootings, a real scourge in American society since the Columbine, Colorado, massacre in April 1999. .