Teen Shot at N.C. High School Needs More Surgery

Doctors said Caitlyn Abercrombie is in critical condition and on a ventilator to breathe.


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. --

Police said a 15-year-old girl who was shot in the neck at a North Carolina high school will need more surgery.

Doctors said Caitlyn Abercrombie is in critical condition and on a ventilator to breathe.

A Cape Fear High School student is charged with Monday?s shooting. Another student is charged with helping him.

Administrators at the school near Fayetteville said most students did go to class on Tuesday.

?Relatively calm atmosphere ? things are going well. Attendance is down by about a third at the high school and a little over 10 percent at the middle school, but that?s actually probably better than I anticipated,? said Cumberland Co. Superintendent Dr. Franklin Till.

Investigators have not established a motive for the shooting, but they don?t think Abercrombie was the intended target.

Classmates set up a Facebook page urging people to pray for Abercrombie.

Another incident at the same school district has shaken students and faculty.

Six students were hurt by an explosion in a chemical lab.

Firefighters said students at 71st High School, on the other side of Fayetteville, were heating the chemical potassium nitrate with table sugar.

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