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UPDATE: Second student confirmed injured in St Thomas school shooting

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2016 | 12:35 PM

Administrators at Robert Lightbourne High School in St Thomas have confirmed that a second student was yesterday injured and taken to the hospital following a shooting incident at the school.

He was allegedly grazed by a bullet that a male teacher fired to quell an altercation.

It was earlier reported that a 15-year-old male student was shot in the foot.

Reports are that an argument had developed among students at the school who left the compound and returned with adults who had machetes.

The male teacher, who is said to be an ex-soldier and a licensed firearm holder, tried to ward off the intruders by firing shots in the air.

Both students were allegedly injured in the incident and were taken to hospital for treatment.

Officials at the school have declined to comment on the incident.

The police say the teacher's licensed firearm will be seized because it was used in a public place.

The police also say several people, including a student, are now in custody in relation to the incident.

Meanwhile, a team of counselors from the Ministry of Education is at the school offering support to staff and students who may have been affected by the incident.