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1 student killed in Arkansas school shooting on 1st day back to in-person class

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) -  A 15-year-old boy shot and killed a fellow student at an Arkansas junior high school Monday morning and he has been detained in a juvenile detention facility, authorities said.The shooting happened in a hallway at Watson Chapel Junior High School as students were switching classes at about 10 a.m., Pine Bluff Police Chief Kelvin Sergeant said. The school is located roughly 43 miles south of Little Rock."There has been a shooting at the Watson Chapel Junior High.

All campuses are on lock down," the district wrote on its Facebook page around 10:37 a.m. local time.Later, the district confirmed that the shooting was an "isolated incident," adding that only one student had been injured.

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