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The student who was shot Wednesday afternoon on the campus of Mount Tabor High School has succumbed to their injuries at the hospital, Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced during a press conference. Authorities believe shooter is believed to be a fellow student, and remains at large.SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES FROM THE WXII 12 NEWS TEAMThe campus was placed on a lockdown after the shooting happened at about 12:05 p.m. and deputies with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office confirmed all other students were safe. Police have blocked roads to the school and numerous emergency vehicles remain at multiple scenes that include the school and a Harris Teeter parking lot.Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also responded to the incident, according to the agency’s Charlotte office.Parents frantic for information were seen parking their cars on the sidewalks several blocks from the high school as police directed traffic away from the campus. Students and parents were seen walking away from the campus toward a nearby shopping center.The city tweeted that parents should not respond to the school, which has an enrollment of more than 1,500 students, but go to a nearby grocery store and await further instructions for picking up students.The sheriff’s office said other schools in the area were placed on lockdown as a precaution but no other shootings or injuries had been reported. Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough Jr. tells reporters, ‘It’s a sad day in Forsyth County,” after Mount Tabor High School shooting. Click the video player below to see Kimbrough’s message. LIVE UPDATES:5:05 p.m. UPDATE: The student killed Wednesday afternoon in the shooting at Mount Tabor High School has been identified as William Chavis Raynard Miller Jr. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family today and in the difficult days to come,” the Winston-Salem Police Department tweeted.4:50 p.m. UPDATE: Police chief Catrina Thompson said the student who was shot at Mount Tabor has succumbed to their injuries at the hospital. The shooter is believed to be a fellow student.4:28 p.m. The victim in the Mount Tabor shooting was taken for treatment to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, which is the Level I trauma center for both adults and children in the region.3:06 p.m. UPDATE: Winston-Salem police confirm that there was a disturbance in the area of the Harris Teeter grocery store near Peace Haven Road, but have not determined that a second shooting occurred. No injuries have been reported.2:45 p.m. UPDATE: There have been reports of possible “shots fired” being screamed in the parking lot Harris Teeter store located at 1955 N. Peace Haven Road. Police have been seen rushing to the scene in the last few moments.Click the video player below to see WXII 12 reporter Ford Hatchett’s report from the scene2:33 p.m. UPDATE: Winston-Salem mayor Allen Joines issued the following statement Wednesday afternoon: “This is a still evolving event. The police have kept me informed but there’s nothing definitive to add at this point. Obviously we are very, very saddened that this has happened in our community and our prayers are with the young person who was injured.”2:20 p.m. UPDATE: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools has now placed multiple schools near Mount Tabor on lockdown “out of an abundance of caution.” School officials confirm that there has not been another incident.2 p.m. UPDATE: The student who was injured at Mount Tabor High School is being treated at an area hospital and all other students and staff members are safe and in the care of law enforcement, school district officials said in a message to parents. The district said the students are being transported in stages to an area off campus. Because district busses are being used to assist Mount Tabor, other Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools may see a delay in afternoon transportation and some students may arrive home later than normal. 1:47 p.m. UPDATE: Winston-Salem police just gave the following update >> Parents should now report to the Harris Teeter and NOT to the Robinhood YMCA to be reunited with their children. The area around Mt. Tabor High School is a NO FLY ZONE do not fly your drones around this area. The media staging area is the Whitaker Shopping Mall parking lot. 1955 N. Peace Haven in Winston-Salem. Please follow WSPD, FCSO, and WSFCS social media for the latest updates. @cityofwspolice @gofcsonc One student is inured, all other students are safe. We are actively seeking the suspect. We have no confirmed information of any other shootings or injuries. Further information at the media staging area and on our social media.1:41 p.m. UPDATE: The Robinhood Road Family YMCA is temporarily closed while the parking lot is used as a staging area for local law enforcement responding to the current situation at Mount Tabor High School. 1:30 P.M. UPDATE: Authorities have confirmed that one person was shot.All Mount Tabor High School students are being taken by bus to the Robinhood Road YMCA to meet their parents/guardians.The school has about 1,530 students enrolled.1:25 P.M. UPDATE: Parkland High School has been placed on lockdown. It is unclear if it is related to the situation at Mount Tabor.1:13 p.m. UPDATE: Parents are urged to meet their students at the Robinhood Road YMCA, 3474 Robinhood Rd. 1 p.m. UPDATE: The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that there has been a shooting at Mount Tabor High School.Police have secured the campus and police said they are doing everything to keep students safe.Deputies are actively investigating what happened and will share more information when available.Parents are urged to meet their students at the Harris Teeter grocery store, 1955 N. Peace Haven Road, or the Robinhood Road YMCA, 3474 Robinhood Rd. 12:50 p.m. UPDATE: Mount Tabor High School is currently on lockdown, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.12:45 p.m. UPDATE: Parents are urged to not go to the high school to find their students.This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.

The student who was shot Wednesday afternoon on the campus of Mount Tabor High School has succumbed to their injuries at the hospital, Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced during a press conference.

Authorities believe shooter is believed to be a fellow student, and remains at large.

SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES FROM THE WXII 12 NEWS TEAM

The campus was placed on a lockdown after the shooting happened at about 12:05 p.m. and deputies with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office confirmed all other students were safe.

Police have blocked roads to the school and numerous emergency vehicles remain at multiple scenes that include the school and a Harris Teeter parking lot.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also responded to the incident, according to the agency’s Charlotte office.

Parents frantic for information were seen parking their cars on the sidewalks several blocks from the high school as police directed traffic away from the campus.

Students and parents were seen walking away from the campus toward a nearby shopping center.

The city tweeted that parents should not respond to the school, which has an enrollment of more than 1,500 students, but go to a nearby grocery store and await further instructions for picking up students.

The sheriff’s office said other schools in the area were placed on lockdown as a precaution but no other shootings or injuries had been reported.

Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough Jr. tells reporters, ‘It’s a sad day in Forsyth County,” after Mount Tabor High School shooting. Click the video player below to see Kimbrough’s message.


LIVE UPDATES:

5:05 p.m. UPDATE: The student killed Wednesday afternoon in the shooting at Mount Tabor High School has been identified as William Chavis Raynard Miller Jr.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family today and in the difficult days to come,” the Winston-Salem Police Department tweeted.

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4:50 p.m. UPDATE: Police chief Catrina Thompson said the student who was shot at Mount Tabor has succumbed to their injuries at the hospital. The shooter is believed to be a fellow student.

4:28 p.m. The victim in the Mount Tabor shooting was taken for treatment to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, which is the Level I trauma center for both adults and children in the region.

3:06 p.m. UPDATE: Winston-Salem police confirm that there was a disturbance in the area of the Harris Teeter grocery store near Peace Haven Road, but have not determined that a second shooting occurred. No injuries have been reported.

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2:45 p.m. UPDATE: There have been reports of possible “shots fired” being screamed in the parking lot Harris Teeter store located at 1955 N. Peace Haven Road. Police have been seen rushing to the scene in the last few moments.

Click the video player below to see WXII 12 reporter Ford Hatchett’s report from the scene

2:33 p.m. UPDATE: Winston-Salem mayor Allen Joines issued the following statement Wednesday afternoon: “This is a still evolving event. The police have kept me informed but there’s nothing definitive to add at this point. Obviously we are very, very saddened that this has happened in our community and our prayers are with the young person who was injured.”

2:20 p.m. UPDATE: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools has now placed multiple schools near Mount Tabor on lockdown “out of an abundance of caution.” School officials confirm that there has not been another incident.

2 p.m. UPDATE: The student who was injured at Mount Tabor High School is being treated at an area hospital and all other students and staff members are safe and in the care of law enforcement, school district officials said in a message to parents.

The district said the students are being transported in stages to an area off campus.

Because district busses are being used to assist Mount Tabor, other Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools may see a delay in afternoon transportation and some students may arrive home later than normal.

1:47 p.m. UPDATE: Winston-Salem police just gave the following update >>

  1. Parents should now report to the Harris Teeter and NOT to the Robinhood YMCA to be reunited with their children.
  2. The area around Mt. Tabor High School is a NO FLY ZONE do not fly your drones around this area.
  3. The media staging area is the Whitaker Shopping Mall parking lot. 1955 N. Peace Haven in Winston-Salem.
  4. Please follow WSPD, FCSO, and WSFCS social media for the latest updates. @cityofwspolice @gofcsonc
  5. One student is inured, all other students are safe.
  6. We are actively seeking the suspect. We have no confirmed information of any other shootings or injuries.
  7. Further information at the media staging area and on our social media.

1:41 p.m. UPDATE: The Robinhood Road Family YMCA is temporarily closed while the parking lot is used as a staging area for local law enforcement responding to the current situation at Mount Tabor High School.

1:30 P.M. UPDATE: Authorities have confirmed that one person was shot.

All Mount Tabor High School students are being taken by bus to the Robinhood Road YMCA to meet their parents/guardians.

The school has about 1,530 students enrolled.

1:25 P.M. UPDATE: Parkland High School has been placed on lockdown. It is unclear if it is related to the situation at Mount Tabor.

1:13 p.m. UPDATE: Parents are urged to meet their students at the Robinhood Road YMCA, 3474 Robinhood Rd.

1 p.m. UPDATE: The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that there has been a shooting at Mount Tabor High School.

Police have secured the campus and police said they are doing everything to keep students safe.

Deputies are actively investigating what happened and will share more information when available.

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Parents are urged to meet their students at the Harris Teeter grocery store, 1955 N. Peace Haven Road, or the Robinhood Road YMCA, 3474 Robinhood Rd.

12:50 p.m. UPDATE: Mount Tabor High School is currently on lockdown, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

12:45 p.m. UPDATE: Parents are urged to not go to the high school to find their students.


This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.


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