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Published On: Fri, Feb 1st, 2013

Atlanta school now examines how the shooter bypassed their metal detectors

A middle school where a 14-year-old boy was shot and wounded in the neck by a fellow student had metal detectors, and school officials were investigating how the shooter made it past them.

Police swarmed Price Middle School Thursday afternoon minutes after reports of the shooting.

A crowd of anxious parents gathered in the streets, awaiting word on their children, and later many questioned why they were kept in the locked-down school for more than two hours before being dismissed.

Telvis DouglasSchools Superintendent Erroll Davis said he sympathized with the parents. He said emergency protocol was followed, but that school district officials would meet Friday to review their response.

Davis said the school of about 400 students does have metal detectors.

“The obvious question is: How did this get past a metal detector?” he asked, referring to the gun. “That’s something we do not know yet.”

 The injured teen, identified by his family, Telvis Douglas, has been treated and released from the hospital.

The second person hurt was a teacher who received some minor cuts and bruises in the confusion following the shooting. The teacher was also taken to Grady.

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