Louisville High School Reopens After Shooting

More than 1,500 students are back in class a day after police said a student was shot Tuesday at Fern Creek High School in Louisville.

Officers said a 16-year-old student fled the building after he shot a 15-year-old on the school’s third floor.

School officials said extra security and counselors were on hand for students and staff Wednesday.

"I was just praying that he didn’t turn and shoot anybody else because, I was like, I don’t want my mom to have to ID me in a body bag," said Audrey Miller, a Fern Creek junior.

School officials said the school went into lockdown within half a minute of being alerted about the gunman, and that police arrived within minutes. Police then evacuated students, in groups, to a nearby park. 

Officers said the student who was hit suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was reunited with his parents at a hospital later Tuesday.

U.S. Marshals said they found and arrested the suspected shooter about three hours later.

School administrators will be meeting with police to discuss the incident and possible improvements to their security measures.

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