Student dies after shooting at high school in Matthews; suspect in custody

MATTHEWS, N.C. — A student was shot at Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina, early Monday morning, according to WSOC.

The student was taken to the hospital in critical condition where they died.

Matthews police say the suspect, who also attends Butler High School, is in custody.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said that the shooting stemmed from a student conflict.

“We’re incredibly sad, and we’re sorry for this family,” Wilcox said, according to WSOC. “But we’re also sorry for the young person who thought the only way to solve this problem was with a gun.”

The shooting happened in a main hallway, but the suspect was apprehended in a classroom.

The school was put on lockdown after the shooting, but the lockdown as lifted later that morning.

Police believe this was an isolated incident. They have obtained the weapon.

This is a developing story.

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