Student stabbed, security guard shot at Buffalo high school
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WGRZ/WHEC) — Buffalo Police now say a student was stabbed and a security guard was shot at McKinley High School Wednesday at around 3:45 p.m.
Police initially believed that the student was also shot. However, a City of Buffalo spokesperson Wednesday night said the 14-year-old boy "was stabbed multiple times and not shot."
Investigators believe a fight in the parking lot between multiple people escalated to the point that multiple shots were fired. They say they are still working to determine what led up to the shooting and if everyone involved in the dispute was a student.
Police say the student is undergoing surgery at Oishei Children’s Hospital but did not know his condition. The security guard was shot in the leg and is expected to survive.
BREAKING: BPD on scene of shooting at McKinley High School. Motorists are urged to avoid Elmwood Avenue between the 198 and Amherst Street.— Buffalo Police Dept (@BPDAlerts) February 9, 2022
Our Buffalo affiliate, WGRZ, was contacted by a person inside the school who told them students and staff were in lockdown due to a shooting. About 100 students were still in the school at the time for after-school activities.
Police say everyone inside the building is safe and they are working on reuniting students with their parents as quickly and safely as possible.
"You never want to see this," said Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown. "School shootings have occurred all too frequently in this country. We never thought it would occur here in Buffalo."
No suspects are in custody at this time.
Officials said the school would be going to remote classes for the rest of the week, and possibly until the end of the month, in the wake of the shooting.