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Yesterday, according to the Hendersonville Police Department, there was a school shooting at Hendersonville Middle School. A 12-year-old student shot another 12-year-old student, who was injured and sent to the hospital. According to the most recent update from the school district, the student is in stable condition. More details are included in this WLOS news report.

An update from the police department said, “We want to highlight the swift response provided by school administrators, the HMS School Resource Officer, local law enforcement and first responders who quickly secured the scene.”

Superintendent-elect Catherine Truitt said, “My heart aches for the students and their community, especially during a time where students already are dealing with so much uncertainty and pain.”

State Board Chair Eric Davis said, “Our hearts go out to the injured student, their family, and to all the students. We remain determined to make our schools safe for every one of our students. Let’s join together today and put our arms around Hendersonville Middle.”

To all of our educators who work to keep our schools safe each and every day — from COVID-19 to school shootings — we are deeply thankful for your commitment to our students and for your public service.

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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.

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