A 15-year-old high school student is in critical condition after what authorities called a “targeted” shooting in a hallway at the school on Monday.
The shooting happened about 9:59 a.m. CST outside the main office at Watson Chapel Junior High, according to police.
This was not random,” Pine Bluff Police Lt. David DeFoor told NBC.
The shooter fled the scene but was later tracked down by police. He was still armed when he surrendered without incident.
The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.
Jefferson County Prosecutor Kyle Hunter said the decision on charges, including the determination on whether to charge the 15-year-old shooter as an adult.