Student Shot at Orlando-Area High School

Student in stable condition after shooting.

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013  |  Updated 10:18 PM EDT
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Student Shot at Orlando-Area High School

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Officials say an Orlando-area student who was shot at his high school is expected to survive and a 17-year-old suspect has been taken into custody.

School officials said Wednesday the shooting took place after the two teenage boys got into a fight at a bus pickup area at West Orange High School. The wounded 15-year-old student had injuries to his face and stomach but was alert when he was taken to a hospital, where he was in stable condition.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said at a news conference the shooting took place shortly before 1:30 p.m. as students were being dismissed for the day.

The school went on lockdown and close to 100 law enforcement officers showed up, Demings said.

Shortly afterward, students at the high school were bused to another high school where they could be picked up by family members.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Jane Watrel says the shooter was also a student at West Orange High School.

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