A 17-year-old girl has been killed in a shooting at dismissal time today at an Alabama high school and another 17-year-old male student has been injured, authorities said.
The incident occurred after the end of the school classes.
The students were accidentally shot inside the school.
Huffman High in northeast Birmingham is one of the largest high schools in the city. Yesterday, Cruise was indicted by a state court for 17 murders and 17 murder attempts.
The other student, a 17-year-old boy, was treated and released, police said Thursday morning.
Lt. Peter Williston, spokesman for the Birmingham Police Department, said "no information will be released on that individual, pending a review of the case by the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office".
Birmingham Interim Police Chief Orlando Wilson said at a news conference that authorities are seeking to determine whether the shooting shortly before 3:30 p.m at Huffman High School was accidental or if a gun since recovered by investigators was intentionally discharged.
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said the girl who was killed was a graduating senior who had been accepted into college.
Community leaders reacted to the news of the shooting on social media. According to Alabama Live, students said the boy was showing off a gun when it went off.
"We are not saying he shot her or did not shoot her". A daughter, a niece, a grandchild. The school has metal detectors, and school resource officers were on site at the time of the shooting, said Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring. I'm praying for the family of this young lady who tragically lost her life way too early.
"My heart is breaking for those hurt and killed in the shooting at Huffman High School", Alabama Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell said. "Every life is precious and even though this was an accident it reaffirms there's no place for students to have firearms on campus".