18-year-old student charged in NC school shooting

Police cars form a perimeter around the Carver High School campus in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Friday Aug. 30, 2013. A school spokesman says there was a shooting at the school, a suspect is in custody and no serious injuries have been reported. (AP Photo/The Winston-Salem Journal, David Rolfe)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – An 18-year-old has been charged with shooting and wounding a fellow student at a North Carolina high school.

Police say Christopher Lamont Richardson Jr. was arrested Friday and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of firearm on school property, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and discharging a firearm within city limits.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting around 2:30 p.m. Friday at Carver High School in Winston-Salem. Police say the school had been conducted a fire drill when a school resource officer heard shots fired.

A 15-year-old student was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Richardson’s bond was set at $50,000, and it wasn’t known whether he had an attorney. He is expected in court Sept. 26.

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