A 14-YEAR-OLD STUDENT has been shot in the head at a school in Atlanta, Georgia.
Local television station 11 Alive said that the victim at Price Middle School in southeast Atlanta was a girl. One other person, who is believed to be a teacher, was also injured during the shooting, which happened at around 1.50pm local time (6.50pm GMT).
Both are being treated at a nearby hospital. The teenager is reported to be alert and conscious.
One suspect is in custody after the shooting, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Aerial news footage showed large numbers of police at the scene.
Students are still being held in the school while police investigate the circumstances around the incident.
A news conference is to be held shortly by Atlanta Public Schools and the Atlanta Police Department.
The Atlanta middle school where the shooting took place (Screengrab via Fox Atlanta)