15-year-old Decatur High School student arrested after shooting at student during fight

A Decatur High School student was arrested after shooting at another student during a fight on Friday morning, which prompted the school to go into a brief lockdown.

Decatur police said that around 9:30 a.m. two Decatur High School students confronted two other students on campus, saying that they wanted to fight.

One of the students showed a gun, prompting the students to run toward the parking lot. They were chased and a fight broke out, that’s when one of the students pointed a gun at other students.

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The gun was then pushed away right as it was fired.

No one was injured, according to police.

A 15-year-old female student was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon on school property and possession of a firearm by someone under the age of 18.


The lockdown at the school was lifted shortly before 11 a.m.

School officials told Channel 2 Action News that students and staff were safe.

Beacon Hill Middle School, which is right near the high school, was also briefly on lockdown.

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