Josey High School student shot to death in Augusta

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A student was shot at a Georgia high school Wednesday after a fight between two students escalated to gunfire, authorities said.

The shooting happened at Josey High School in Augusta, Georgia, around 11:30 a.m. ET. Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said the suspected shooter, a juvenile, remains at large.

One student was shot in the finger and transported to a hospital for treatment. The victim’s injuries are not life-threatening.

Samaria Stallings, a junior at the school, told the Augusta Chronicle she was in class when she heard two gunshots. Stallings said her teacher locked the door and told the class to be quiet and contact their parents.

“I immediately called my mom because I was scared,” Stallings said. “We had to wait at least two hours and then the police came and pointed guns at us. … They were treating us like we were the ones who shot up the school.”

Stallings said deputies instructed the students to come out of the room with their hands up. “It was very traumatizing because this is not the first time we have had an experience like this and it’s very sad,” she said.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 706-821-1020.

This is the second shooting at a Georgia high school in the past two weeks. On August 3, a student was shot and injured at Aiken High School.