As police continue to investigate why 14-year-old boy Tevin got shot (pictured) in the neck Thursday afternoon at Luther J. Price Middle School in Atlanta, the victim’s mother, Cynthia Douglas, called in to V-103 radio station to speak with host Ryan Cameron about the unfortunate turn of events.
According to Douglas, the stories about the shooting that occurred at the school just south of downtown Atlanta, where 400 students stand in attendance, are mixed and unclear. Douglas does say, however, that Tevin told her that just before the shooting, students were milling around because there was a change of periods, then suddenly, someone yelled, “Shoot!” and everyone scattered.
The concerned Mom also wanted to set the record straight that Tevin is not a bully and that the shooting didn’t have anything to do with revenge. Instead, Douglas thinks that her football-playing son was the target of “jealousy or envy,” “There are two sides to each story, and I just want to be clear…my son, [he is] the victim [in] all this,” Cynthia told Cameron.
Thankfully, Tevin was released from the hospital, and according to his mom, he will be just fine. “The bullet went in and out.” Still, her son remains confused as to why the incident happened and has been in tears.
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At nearly 2 p.m., a student reportedly pulled out a small-caliber handgun and fired a number of shots outside the main school building.