Teen suspect of school shooting turns himself in

ATLANTA, GA – The 14-year-old suspect involved in the shooting of four students in an Atlanta high school parking lot on Valentine’s Day has surrendered himself to the authorities. The teenage suspect’s surrender has been confirmed by the Atlanta Police Department (APD.

The young teen is currently facing a series of charges, including possession of a firearm by a minor and on school grounds and four counts of aggravated assault.

On this day of love turned violent, police officers were already on the scene responding to a reported skirmish around 4 p.m. when the shooting occurred. Ronald Applin, Atlanta Public Schools Police Chief, assured that officers were quick to react and attended to the students who had been wounded.

Among the four boys injured, ages 17 and 18, none of them had life-threatening injuries. They have all been taken to Grady Hospital for medical treatment.

Expressing distress over the incident, Mayor Andre Dickens extended his sympathy to the victims and affirmed the need to save the school from being stigmatized.

Officials accredited the arrest to the combined efforts of the Atlanta Public Schools Police and the APD’s Fugitive Squad. The APD has been highlighted as playing a lead role in the ongoing investigation of the shooting.