Student dies after being shot at high school in US North Carolina

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A student was shot at a North Carolina high school Monday morning, police said.

Another student was taken into custody after the shooting at Butler High School in Matthews, according to local police.

The lockdown was lifted and classes will resume for the day at Butler High School, just over 12 miles from downtown Charlotte. In a press conference later that morning, officials announced the student had died in the hospital and that another was being questioned.

The wounded student was transported to a hospital with unknown injuries, the police department said on Facebook.

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"Our hearts are with the family, loved ones, friends and everyone affected by the tragedy that occurred this morning", Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said in a statement.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said the shooting appears to have stemmed from a case of bullying "that escalated out of control".

Parents are allowed to pick up their students from the school, but classes will continue as scheduled for students who choose to remain on campus, the school added.

This story is developing.

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