Student shot dead by classmate outside Burke High School in Boston

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A teenager was shot dead Tuesday morning outside Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood by a classmate, officials confirmed. school property. A witness said he heard people arguing and three shots ring out. The student who was shot was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Boston Police Department Superintendent Felipe Colon said the suspect, who is a 17-year-old student at the school, was arrested shortly after the shooting. The suspect will be arraigned in the Juvenile Division of Boston City Court for Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Illegal Possession of a Firearm, Illegal Possession of Ammunition, Illegal Possession of a firearm on school property and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. “My heart breaks as a mother and as a resident of this city,” Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said. “What happened today is not OK, and it can’t be It is solely the responsibility of our school department to address violence in our community. What happens in the lives of our students, at home and in the community, eventually comes out in our sacred spaces of learning.” “This is not how we want to start a school day. Our main concern is with the school community and the community as a whole,” Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden said. A gun thought to be linked to the shooting was found on the ground in a parking lot about a block from the school. , I did not do anything. I just left it there and then the police came,” said Robert Nicholls, who found the gun. Evidence markers were visible on Washington Street and on the sidewalk in front of the school. Frantic parents arrived after hearing about the shooting outside the school which serves around 330 students in grades 9-12. “I’m really upset right now. The first thing (that I thought of) was my daughter. children in this school, there are other children there. I fear for the safety of my children now,” one parent said. Earlier Tuesday, a man died after another shooting near UP Academy Boston on Westville Street. -Life-threatening injuries from a stab wound during lunch at Burke High School.

A teenager was shot dead Tuesday morning outside Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood by a classmate, officials confirmed.

The shooting happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. outside the school at 60 Washington St., but it happened on school property. A witness said he heard people arguing and three shots ring out.

The student who was shot was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Boston Police Department Superintendent Felipe Colon said the suspect, who is a 17-year-old student at the school, was arrested shortly after the shooting.

The suspect will be arraigned in the Juvenile Division of Boston City Court for Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Illegal Possession of a Firearm, Illegal Possession of Ammunition, Illegal Possession of a firearm on school property and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.

“My heart breaks as a mother and as a resident of this city,” Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said. “What happened today is not OK, and it cannot It is solely the responsibility of our school department to address violence in our community. What happens in the lives of our students, at home and in the community, eventually comes out in our sacred spaces of learning.”

“This is not how we want to start a school day. Our main concern is with the school community and the community as a whole,” Suffolk County Prosecutor Kevin Hayden said.

A gun thought to be linked to the shooting was found on the floor of a parking lot about a block from the school.

“What I (saw) was there were two pieces – and it looked like the magazine had been taken out of it. Obviously I didn’t do anything. I just left it there, then the police came,” said Robert Nicholls, who found the gun.

Evidence markers were visible on Washington Street and on the sidewalk in front of the school.

Frantic parents arrived after hearing about the shooting outside the school which serves around 330 students in grades 9-12.

“I’m really upset right now. The first thing (that I thought of) was my daughter. My kids, because not only are my kids in this school, but there are other kids in there. I fear for the safety of my children now,” said a parent.

Earlier Tuesday, a man died after another shooting near UP Academy Boston on Westville Street.

Last month, a student suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a stab wound during lunch at Burke High School.

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