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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A 13-year-old boy accused of shooting a classmate in a stairwell Thursday at Cummings School in Memphis will be charged with attempted first-degree murder, police said, according to WHBQ-TV.

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The shooting happened around 9:15 a.m. CDT and critically injured another 13-year-old boy, Assistant Police Chief Don Crowe said. The victim underwent surgery Thursday at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and is expected to recover, The Associated Press reported.

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Cummings School, which includes grades K-8, was placed on lockdown after the shooting and students were later evacuated. No other injuries were reported.

Police said the 13-year-old suspect fled from the school in a vehicle after the shooting. He later turned himself in to authorities at a police precinct, Crowe said.

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School officials told WHBQ that the shooting happened weeks after Shelby County Schools employees underwent active shooter training. The school district’s superintendent, Joris Ray, said a random metal detector search was also conducted at Cummings School earlier in the day. He praised a school resource officer for calling authorities to report the shooting Thursday and school staff for their reaction to the incident, WHBQ reported.

“Gun violence has no place in our schools or our communities,” Ray said in a tweet. “My thoughts are with the Cummings K-8 family and child recovering (at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital). Parent to parent, I just embraced the young man’s father and we prayed for better days.”