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Saturday, May 18, 2024

ICYMI: Coverage of last week’s NHHS shooting

Heavy law enforcement presence was on the scene at New Hanover High School at last Monday’s shooting, which left one student injured and another detained. (Port City Daily/Alexandria Sands Williams)

WILMINGTON — It’s been a week since New Hanover High School went under lockdown after an altercation between a group of students ended in shots fired. One student incurred non-life-threatening injuries to the left leg and left hand, while the 15-year-old alleged shooter was apprehended and is now being held in a juvenile detention center.

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Port City Daily has covered the incident from many angles — documenting unfolding events from last Monday and recapping its timeline as shown from 911 emergency transcripts.

We tuned into the numerous press conferences held by local leaders, school administration and Gov. Roy Cooper throughout last week and talked to parents on the scene who feared for their children’s safety.

Our journalists looked at how communications were handled by the school district in response to the tragic events, and spoke with the shooting suspect’s mother, who maintains her son’s innocence.

We attended Friday’s meeting among local government officials and law enforcement to report back that New Hanover County Commissioners will commit funds from the hospital sale to youth violence prevention.

And we know our work isn’t done.

We welcome tips and comments — — and will continue to report on the story as more information is made available. We also will provide free access to all coverage on the New Hanover High School shooting.

For now, in case you missed any coverage last week, here’s a recap:

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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