Questions over metal detector use at Huffman High School after fatal shooting

Alabama's Huffman High School

Alabama's Huffman High School

"This should not happen in schools", he said.

A brief lockdown was issued at the school, although students were released after police determined the shooting was not perpetrated by "someone from the outside" entering the school. He later added, "This is not a situation where someone came in and randomly fired from the outside".

The student who died was a graduating senior who would soon be 18 years old, had been accepted to college and wanted to become a nurse, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin told reporters.

"At this particular time, we are considering this accidental", the police chief said at a news conference.

Details about the detention weren't immediately available, but it was related to Wednesday's shooting of two students at Huffman High School in Birmingham, city police Lt. Peter Williston said. "Our hearts are heavy", the mayor said. The shooting occurred at Huffman High School at around 3pm on March 7 as students were leaving for the day. The adult victim was treated and released at the scene. Police said Wednesday that it was possible the shooting was accidental, but they were reviewing video footage and interviewing witnesses to determine exactly what happened.

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"Right now we have a lot of unanswered questions", said Wilson, who has also been interviewing students at the school about the incident. Wilson also confirmed that metal detectors were in place and functioning in the school. The delay will allow system to conduct a thorough safety sweep of the school.

In the meantime, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey offered his prayers to the victim and her family. A school employee was being evaluated at the scene, but it was not clear if that staff member was shot, the newspaper reported. During that announcement, Governor Ivey advocated for increased funding for school security measures.

According to Lt. Williston, a person of interest has been taken into custody in connection to this shooting. "It reaffirms that there is no place for students to have firearms or other weapons on campus". "I can't imagine what those children have gone through, not just in Huffman High School but all over this state", state Sen.

Multiple bills have been proposed in the Alabama legislature after 17 people were killed last month in a shooting rampage at a Parkland, Florida, high school. Republicans would arm either teachers or volunteer security forces in schools.

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