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14-year-old shot in head at US school

The teenager was shot and a teacher was injured at the school in Atlanta, Georgia.

Police at the scene of the shooting
Police at the scene of the shooting
Image: Screengrab via Fox Atlanta

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)

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