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Baltimore student injured in shooting on first day of school

Perry Hall High School is being evacuated, according to police.

Police at the scene of today's school shooting.
Police at the scene of today's school shooting.
Image: Screen grab of CBS Baltimore livestream.

A HIGH SCHOOL student has been shot and injured on the first day of the new school year in Baltimore, Maryland.

Today is the first day back to school for public schools in the state.

Police said that the 17-year-old Perry Hall High School student was flown by helicopter to hospital for treatment, but haven’t provided any additional details on the teenager’s condition.

The school is being evacuated and students are being escorted to a nearby shopping centre for their parents to collect them and to a nearby elementary school, according to reports from CBS Baltimore.

The Baltimore Sun reports that one suspect has been taken into custody.

- Additional reporting by the AP

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