Teen Shot at Atlanta School, Suspect in Custody

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Video: Teen shot at Atlanta middle school

A WXIA-TV helicopter captures images of Price Middle School on January 31, 2013.

Larry Copeland, USA TODAY

ATLANTA - A 14-year-old student was shot outside an Atlanta middle school Thursday afternoon and another student was taken into custody, according to Atlanta police.

Atlanta police responded to a report of a shooting at 1:50 p.m. at Price Middle School in southeast Atlanta and found the 14-year-old shot in the head, police said in a statement.

Atlanta Public Schools public information officer Steve Alford said the boy's wound was more toward the back of the neck, WXIA-TV reports.

"The student was alert, conscious and breathing," the police statement said. The student was in unknown condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.

No details so far about the shooter or the weapon used.

A teacher was treated at the scene for minor cuts and bruises from possibly being trampled in the confusion after the shooting, WXIA says.

The school was still on lockdown at 3:25 p.m. ET, and worried parents who rushed to the school were told by a school official that all other students were safe. Nearby Carver High School and Slater Elementary School were also locked down, WXIA says.

SWAT and other police officers were still at the school Thursday afternoon.

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