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Teenage girl shot in head at US school: Reports

Published on Feb 1, 2013 6:59 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A 14-year-old female student was shot in the head on Thursday at a school in Atlanta, Georgia, according to United States (US) media, which said the girl was being treated in hospital.

Fox News reported that the girl was hospitalised after being shot at Price Middle School, which was placed on lockdown, as was a neighbouring high school.

It was initially reported that a teacher at the school had also been shot, but Fox later said that the girl was the lone shooting victim.

The television network reported that the teacher had suffered "minor cuts and bruises" and was being treated at the scene, but offered no other details on the cause of his injuries.

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