17-year-old shot outside Sto-Rox High School
Officials canceled classes Wednesday at Sto-Rox High School in the wake of a shooting Tuesday that injured a 17-year-old student.
Authorities said the student was transported to Allegheny General Hospital, but his injuries did not appear to be life threatening.
Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Kevin Kraus said the shooting occurred off school property. The victim then ran into the school for help.
School was letting out at the time.
The teenager was a Sto-Rox student, Superintendent Terry DeCarbo said.
Sto-Rox High School will be closed Wednesday, he said, but the district’s middle and elementary schools will be open. According to the district’s website, police will be stationed at both buildings.
The high school is expected to reopen Thursday, and counselors will be available to speak with students and staff.
Police on scene included Stowe, Kennedy, Allegheny County sheriff’s deputies and Pittsburgh police. They had a silver four-door car behind police tape.
Staff writer Tony Raap contributed.