Students will return to Huffman High School after a 17-year-old student was killed during a shooting on campus.
Lt. Peter Williston, spokesman for the Bimingham Police Department, said "no information will be released on that individual, pending a review of the case by the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office".
Woodfin says Arrington would have turned 18 next month and had already been accepted to college. He added that the probe will involve scouring school surveillance video for clues and completing interviews among students and staff at the large magnet school. Congresswoman Terri Sewell tweeted, "I can not imagine the grief of the parents who lost their little girl today to gun violence at Huffman High School". But he says investigators still have a lot of unanswered questions.
The Alabama school has working metal detectors and would be open on Thursday with heightened security and a crisis team on hand, Lisa Herring, superintendent of Birmingham City Schools, told reporters.
Huffman High School was briefly placed on lockdown as police were called to the scene. Birmingham Police Chief Orlando Wilson said the shooting left a 17-year-old girl dead and a 17-year-old boy wounded.More news: Opioid overdoses kill nearly 5 people every hour in the US — CDC
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Birmingham Police said that the incident was different from other recent school shootings in the country as no outsider was involved.
Woodfin continued, "We're not just talking about some person, we're talking about losing a part of our future".
"We're not saying he shot her, we're not saying he didn't shoot her", the chief said. I'm praying for the family of this young lady who tragically lost her life way too early. "Our hearts are heavy, but I think it's really important to find a way to mourn with this family and wrap our arms around the Huffman High School community".
A Huffman High School senior was killed and another injured when gunfire erupted inside a classroom at the east Birmingham school Wednesday afternoon.
"We have a responsibility to protect our schools from gun violence, accidental or otherwise".