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Student in custody after teacher, school aide shot

Armstrong High School
Armstrong High School   

Richmond, Virginia, police cite teen feud

June 15, 1998
Web posted at: 4:03 p.m. EDT (2003 GMT)

RICHMOND, Virginia (CNN) -- A male teacher was shot and a female school volunteer was grazed by a bullet in a hallway outbreak of gunfire that resulted from a "feud between juveniles," police said Monday.

No students were injured in the shootings at Armstrong High School, said Deputy Police Chief Teresa Gooch.

Police arrested a 14-year-old boy, a ninth-grader at the school, as the suspected shooter and recovered the weapon that was used, a .32 caliber semi-automatic pistol, Gooch said

Police questioned a second student but later said they believed only one student was involved.

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The wounded man was identified by Gooch as Gregory Carter, 45, a history teacher and basketball coach. Doctors who operated on him to remove the bullet said he is expected to make a full recovery.

Eloise Wilson, 75, a volunteer for the school's Head Start program, was grazed on the right arm by a bullet, police said.

Neither was believed to be a target of the gunman, police said. "We believe that this shooting resulted from a feud between juveniles," that began earlier in the day, Gooch told reporters.

Police outside the site of the shootings   

Carter and Wilson were shot in a hallway about 10 a.m. as students were taking final exams in the city public school on Richmond's east end.

"We heard about 10 rounds of gunshots," one student said. "Right after that, we heard people panicking." (icon 215K/20 sec. AIFF or WAV sound)

A policeman on duty inside the school, Ron Brown, caught the suspected gunman after chasing him to a wooded area outside the school, Gooch said.

Classes were dismissed after the shootings.

It was the latest in a spate of school shootings since October, including fatal shootings in West Paducah, Kentucky; Pearl, Mississippi; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Springfield, Oregon.

Tuesday is the last day of school in Richmond before the summer break.

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