Authorities identify high school shooting victim
MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) - Police have identified the North Carolina high school student who authorities say was fatally shot by a fellow student just before classes began.
Matthews Police Department Capt. Stason Tyrrell said at a news conference that 16-year-old Bobby McKeithen was shot Monday and died at a local hospital. McKeithen was a 10th-grader at Butler High School in Matthews, southeast of Charlotte.
Tyrrell said a 16-year-old ninth-grader is charged with first-degree murder and is being held in the Mecklenburg County jail. The Associated Press generally does not identify juveniles charged with crimes.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said the shooting appears to have stemmed from a case of bullying "that escalated out of control." Neither Wilcox nor Tyrrell said which student was being bullied.
Wilcox said classes at the high school have been canceled for Tuesday.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Baton Rouge doctor creates test that tells you what wine you will...
DOTD to keep all Interstate lanes open during widening project
Teen escapee captured at apartment near LSU campus
Central Intermediate school is getting a new playground
Mayor, DA discuss fewer people being killed in East Baton Rouge Parish...