SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — An 18-year-old Seminole High School student was shot and the 16-year-old suspected of shooting him is in custody following an incident on campus on Wednesday, according to Sanford police.
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A teenager is in custody in connection with the shooting at Seminole High School Wednesday that injured one student.
Da’raveius Smith, 16, has been arrested and charged with one count each of attempted first-degree murder premeditated, possession of a weapon on school property, firing a weapon on school property and disturbing the peace.
The victim’s name will not be released.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sanford Police Department or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimeline.org. Tips to Crimeline that lead to solving a felony case are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 dollars.
Superintendent Serita Beaman said Wednesday’s shooting was an example of “the worst day for any school system.”
Normal operations will resume at the school Thursday.
3:35 p.m. update
Police said an 18-year-old Seminole High student was shot three times by a 16-year-old student on campus on Wednesday.
Officers said the shooting happened just before noon near the Tomahawk Building.
Officers said the 18-year-old student is in stable condition.
Investigators said the shooting appears to be the result of an “isolated dispute” between the two students.
Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the shooting to contact Sanford police or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).
3:30 p.m. update
Sanford police are providing an update about the shooting at Seminole High.
2:50 p.m. update
In just 10 minutes, the Sanford Police Department is expected to hold a news conference to give an update about a shooting at Seminole High School.
The school said it is dismissing students for the day.
2:25 p.m. update
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2:10 p.m. update
The Sanford Police Department said it will give an update about the shooting at 3 p.m. Click here to stream it live once it begins.
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1:35 p.m. update
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1:30 p.m. update
Ronny Neal with the Sanford Police Department said a male student was shot inside Seminole High around noon on Wednesday.
Police said they have not confirmed whether the person who shot him was a student.
Neal said the shooting was an isolated incident and there is no active threat to the campus.
1:20 p.m. update
Due to it being an early-release day and as a result of this incident, the district said Seminole High will have a delayed dismissal. Parents are asked not to come to campus at this time.
The district said 9th Grade Center students will release close to regular normal time. Buses will release at 1:25 p.m. All other students will release at normal dismissal time.
Parents picking up their students from the 9th Grade Center should enter from the Lakeview Drive entrance.
1:15 p.m. update
A Seminole High student was shot and another student is in custody following a shooting on or near campus on Wednesday, the school district confirmed.
The district said the shooting was an isolated incident, and that the school will remain on lockdown until law enforcement clears the scene.
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1:03 p.m. update
According to Seminole County Public Schools, a Code Red lockdown is used when there is an unauthorized intruder or potential threat to campus safety.
See a full description of what happens under Code Red below:
12:45 p.m. update:
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Seminole High School is on a code red lockdown due to an incident on or near the main campus, the district confirmed Wednesday afternoon.
“Students are safe and there is no current threat to the campus,” a district spokesperson said in an email.
Sanford police said they are responding to an incident at the school, and that the scene is contained and there is “no longer an active threat.”
The district said students will remain in lockdown until law enforcement clears the situation.
The district is asking parents not to come to the school at this time, as law enforcement continues their active investigation.
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