Police: Student shot near McKinley High School in Baton Rouge

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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.

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. on February 12. A BRPD spokesperson said the juvenile suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

A spokesperson for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools said 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.

"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.

This is a developing story. We will update this story when more information when it becomes available.

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