Google Maps Street View(MATTHEWS, N.C.) — A student was shot dead at a North Carolina high school Monday morning, prompting parents to descend on the campus to find their children.
A student was taken into custody after the shooting unfolded at Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina, about 12 miles outside of Charlotte, the Matthews Police Department said.
Authorities said the shooting was "believed to be an isolated incident" and that the scene was secured by police.
The identity of the victim has not been released.
State Superintendent Mark Johnson said he is "heartbroken to hear that we have lost a student to school violence."
"We have contacted Charlotte-Mecklenburg authorities and will assist in any way we can, but of course our first thoughts are for the parents and other loved ones of the student who passed away," Johnson said. "The safety of our students is paramount. This is a sad day for all of North Carolina, and we must work together as a community to address these problems."
Classes resumed at Butler High School after a brief lockdown.
Parents were told they could pick up their children if they wished and emotional photos showed parents reuniting with students after the terrifying morning.
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