Arrest made in shooting on High Point Central High campus


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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A suspect has been arrested after a shot was fired on the High Point Central High School campus Monday, according to High Point police.

Police have not identified the suspect by name, only saying that he is a 15-year-old juvenile. He has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill.

High Point Central High School and Ferndale Middle School were placed lockdown after the shot was fired.

Parents told FOX8 they got texts and calls from their kids with little information.

Samantha Watts' son Qwaylynn Marsh said he was on campus and didn't know what caused the chaos.

“I didn't know what was going on. Was he safe? The first thing I could say was, 'Get to a safe place,'” Watts said.

“I found out on Facebook, but some of my friends had the lunch that it happened in,” Qwaylynn said.

No injuries were reported.

High Point Central High and Ferndale Middle are adjacent in the 700 and 800 blocks of Ferndale Boulevard.

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