Gunshot Fired At Atlanta School

ATLANTA, GA — An argument involving a student led to a gunshot being fired in the parking lot of an Atlanta high school on Monday afternoon.

Atlanta Public Schools has confirmed that a single shot was fired into the air at Benjamin E. Mays High School, at 3450 Benjamin E. Mays Dr. According to schools spokesman Seth Coleman, an argument broke out between a female student and a male who is not a student at Mays.

He broke a car window, causing the girl to be cut with broken glass, Coleman said. As he drove away, at least one gunshot was fired into the air, according to Coleman.

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No other injuries were reported.

Atlanta Public Schools Police Department officers secured the campus, which was placed on lockdown after the shooting. Students, however, were dismissed at the usual time.

The police department was working Monday afternoon to find the shooter.

"The safety and security of our students and staff is a top priority at Atlanta Public Schools, and we have launched an investigation into this matter," Coleman said.

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