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Student injured in shooting in area of New Hanover High School

Law enforcement responding to a shooting in the area of New Hanover High School.
Law enforcement responding to a shooting in the area of New Hanover High School.(WECT)
Published: Aug. 30, 2021 at 12:35 PM EDT
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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT & WITN) - A student has been shot near a school in New Hanover County.

That’s according to WECT, who spoke with Lt. Jerry Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

A New Hanover County Schools representative said it was not an active shooter situation. The sheriff’s office said on Twitter that school resource officers are searching the school to make sure all students were evacuated.

Officials said the shooting happened in the area of New Hanover High School.

Students were being taken to Williston Middle School.

“Parents will need to pick up their children from the MLK Center once the school has done an accurate headcount,” a tweet from the sheriff’s office stated.

A portion of Market Street is closed near the school.

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