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South Carolina student shot after school stabbing

A police officer assigned to a South Carolina South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures


Area, 31,055 sq mi (80,432 sq km). Pop. (2000) 4,012,012, a 15.
 school shot and killed a 16-year-old student on Friday after an 11th grader stabbed him, the local school district said.

"That is... exactly what is understood to have happened," said Teal Britton, a spokeswoman for the Horry County School District, after reports first emerged about the incident at Carolina Forest High School Carolina Forest High School is located in Horry County, South Carolina in the rapidly developing Carolina Forest attendance area. The school is one of nine high schools within Horry County Schools. The school serves parts of Myrtle Beach and eastern Conway. .

"At 8:20am, 8:25am, an incident occurred that involved an 11th grade student and the school resource officer that was not witnessed by any other student," she told AFP (1) (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol. .

School administrators were on campus at the time and "heard the struggle" between the officer and the male student, Britton added.

"As a result of the incident, both the student and the school resource officer were injured in·jure  
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.

2. To cause damage to; impair.

3.
 and were transported to Conway Medical Center, and it was reported... shortly after 11:00am by the coroner that the student was deceased."

The officer, whose name was not released, was part of a South Carolina program providing liaison police officers to all state secondary and middle schools "to assist with school safety," she added.

The high school, which has some 1,975 students according to according to
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2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

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 its website, was locked down in the wake of the incident, but students were not evacuated e·vac·u·ate  
v. e·vac·u·at·ed, e·vac·u·at·ing, e·vac·u·ates

v.tr.
1.
a. To empty or remove the contents of.

b. To create a vacuum in.

2.
 and Britton said classes were still being taught.

Parents were given the option of picking up their children.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating the incident because it involved a police officer.

"We have agents still assessing the situation. We hope to release information as confirmed details are gathered," said division spokesman Jennifer Timmons.
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