McKinley High student shot while walking home after school

McKinley High student shot while walking home after school
McKinley High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday, 2/12/2019 after a shooting on Tennessee Street. (Source: Byron Thomas)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A male juvenile was shot near McKinley High School on Tuesday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Parents worried about violence after McKinley High student shot near school

The school system later confirmed the juvenile is in fact a student at McKinley High.

The student was shot while walking in the 2600 block of Tennessee Street around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. A BRPD spokesperson says the juvenile suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

A spokesperson for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools says students were already dismissed from Mckinley High for the day at the time of the shooting, but the school was placed on lockdown as a precaution.

Teen shot on Tennessee Street identified as McKinley High student
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System was notified today that a shooting occurred on Tennessee street, near McKinley High School. A McKinley student sustained non-life-threatening injuries. We are investigating the incident and cooperating with law enforcement. Our students’ safety and security is our top priority.
East Baton Rouge Parish School System

Nearby Buchanan Elementary School was also placed on lockdown.

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