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Police in Northern California arrest boy, 14, in non-fatal shooting of fellow high school student

January 30, 2024

The Associated Press reported on a scary incident involving the shooting of a 17-year-old student in the parking lot of a Sacramento high school. Responding to a precise ShotSpotter alert, police were able to work with school police to quickly apprehend a 14-year-old suspect. The shooting is believed to have been targeted, with the victim shot in the arm and expected to survive. Amidst a national wave of school-based violence, the shooting only adds to a growing sense of fear among students, teachers and parents alike.   “It’s trauma on top of trauma on top of trauma,” said one parent.