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Northern California Police Arrest 14-Year-Old Boy in Connection to High School Shooting

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In a chilling series of events, the police in Northern California apprehended a 14-year-old boy on Tuesday in connection to a recent shooting. According to the police, the boy is the main suspect in the non-fatal shooting of another teenage boy.

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The unfortunate incident took place in the parking lot of a Sacramento high school. A 14-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm. Thankfully, the injury wasn’t life-threatening.

According to Sacramento Police Officer Cody Capley, both students involved in the shooting are students of Grant Union High School in Sacramento. After the shooting took place, the school was put on lockdown for over two hours. The police believe that the shooting wasn’t a random one, and they are investigating the 14-year-old’s motive.

A ShotSpotter that was activated near the high school alerted the Sacramento Police Department to the shooting. Sacramento police teamed up with the Twin Rivers Unified Police Department and immediately arrested the 14-year-old suspect.

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“We are shocked and saddened to hear of the events that led to a Twin Rivers student being shot at Grant High School,” the Twin Rivers Unified School District said in a message posted to the school’s website. The officials also noted that psychologists and counselors will be provided for students and staff.

“Moreover, I am profoundly grateful for the effectiveness of our emergency protocols and the dedication of our staff. Their quick thinking and decisive actions helped ensure the safety of our students and minimized the potential for further harm. Today, we witnessed the strength of our community and the resilience of our school in the face of adversity,” Dr. Steve Martinez, the Superintendent, wrote.

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“As we navigate the days ahead, let us continue to support one another and remain vigilant in our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of all members of the Grant Union High School family,” he added.

Furthermore, the Twin Rivers Unified School District released a follow-up statement on its website on Friday. “When unexpected events happen at school, in our community, or nation, it is our counselors who step up to offer the compassion, emotional support, and guidance that our students may need. They play a critical role in fostering a safe and supportive environment for our students,” the statement read.

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“Our counselors also work collaboratively with teachers, administrators, and families to create a nurturing school climate where all students can thrive. In TR, our 72 counselors are integral in the academic, career and personal/social development of all K-12 students. We have a comprehensive K-12 counseling/guidance plan that addresses a full spectrum of issues/services to support students throughout their school years. Their dedication and compassion make a lasting impact on the lives of our students and contribute to the overall success of the TR school community,” Dr. Martinez wrote.

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