Student killed, two injured in Louisiana school shooting

GREENSBURG, Louisiana- A horrific incident unfolded on Tuesday afternoon at St. Helena College & Career Academy in Greensburg, Louisiana, resulting in the death of a student and injuries to two others. Authorities have reported that a juvenile has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

The shooting took place around 3 p.m. on the school’s premises, according to a press release from the local sheriff’s office. St. Helena College and Career Academy acknowledged the incident in a statement on Facebook, expressing their cooperation with authorities and promising a forthcoming official statement from the school district.

Sources have revealed that a student with multiple gunshot wounds arrived at Parish Hospital at approximately 3:30 p.m., informing staff that he had been shot at the school and that there were additional victims. The St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Department promptly dispatched officials to the school with assistance from the Louisiana State Police.

One of the injured students was airlifted to a local hospital in critical condition, while the other student succumbed to their injuries. The names of the deceased and the suspect have not been disclosed due to their underage status. The sheriff’s department release also states that the motive for the crime remains unclear.

According to Sheriff Nat Williams, the suspect is a 14-year-old student who attends the school. As a result of the incident, classes, a football game, and a school board meeting have been canceled until Friday. Grief counselors will be available for students when they return to school, as stated by the St. Helena Parish School District.

The investigation into this senseless tragedy is ongoing. Sheriff Williams expressed his condolences to the families affected by the incident and the St. Helena community. Both Sheriff Williams and St. Helena Parish School District Superintendent Kelli Joseph have yet to respond to requests for comment.