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One student killed in shooting at Winston-Salem high school, shooter in custody

Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem is on lockdown following a shooting.
Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem is on lockdown following a shooting.(WXII)
Published: Sep. 1, 2021 at 1:29 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 1, 2021 at 4:54 PM EDT
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WITN) - Mount Tabor High School will be closed Thursday, September 2nd after a shooting that happened Wednesday.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, authorities have taken the suspect from the shooting at Mt Tabor High School into custody without incident.

Authorities believe the shooter to be a fellow student.

The investigation is on-going.

We also know the name of the student who was shot and killed at a high school Wednesday.

Forsyth County deputies confirmed that William Chavis Raynard Miller Junior was the student who died.

Chief Catrina Thompson said around 12:07 p.m. law enforcement were dispatched to Mount Tabor High School for a shooting.

The school resource officer at the school advised a student had been shot and the suspect was on the loose.

The student was taken to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center where he died.

Work to find the suspect, who is believed to be a student, is ongoing.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said that one student is injured and that all others are safe.

Students were reunited with family at a nearby Harris Teeter.

Counselors and the district Crisis Team will be available at an offsite location for parents and students if need be.

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