In a heartbreaking incident, a Port Allen High School shooting on Friday night claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy and left a 28-year-old man injured. The tragedy unfolded during a football game at the school, located near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sgt. Landon Groger of the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office confirmed the young boy’s death, while details about the 28-year-old’s condition remain unclear.
Emergency Response and Statements
Medical teams rushed to the scene, including a helicopter and an ambulance, to take the victims to the hospital. On Saturday, the West Baton Rouge School Board released a heartfelt statement confirming the tragic loss of a student. “We are deeply saddened and our first priorities are to support the grieving family and our student body,” the statement read.
Security Measures and Ongoing Investigation
Despite having extra security measures in place for the game, the incident still occurred. “We ask for prayers for everyone involved and will have crisis teams ready to assist students when school resumes,” the statement added. Meanwhile, police continue to investigate, and they have not made any arrests yet.
A Community in Mourning
A fatal shot to the head killed the 15-year-old victim, while the 28-year-old man sustained an injury to his arm. Authorities have not yet disclosed the identities of either victim. Superintendent Chandler Smith said, “Our entire community is grieving. We have programs teaching students conflict resolution and will intensify these efforts in the coming months.”
The tragic events led officials to cancel the remaining time of the football game between Port Allen and Brusly High Schools. The community now grapples with shock and sorrow in the aftermath of this horrifying shooting incident at Port Allen High School.