The Discovery Middle School in Madison, Alabama was the scene of one 9th graders shooting another 9th grader, both of whom are students at the school. Todd T. Brown was shot in the back as the head as he walked down the school’s hallway. Update 8:45 PM CST: Todd Brown has died from his wounds. The shooter is still unidentified. Ongoing updates here.
Janelle Lawrence, also a 9th grader was standing near Todd when she heard shots that she thought were balloons popping. The students standing with Todd at the time ran to get help. Ms. Lawrence thought Todd had passed out. She walked to him and another student told her he had been shot. According to Lawrence:
He walked into the bathroom and put the gun in the last stall, is what
a lot of the students said in their statements to the police,” Lawrence
said. “He just sat in the stall until police came and got him.
This report from WAFF48News had a reporter on the scene when the ambulance arrived with the teenager, and said they were giving him CPR.
Crisis Services of North Alabama wants to remind the public of the availability of our services.
You can call the crisis line in the Huntsville/Madison area at (256)
716-1000 or toll free from Northern Alabama at 1-800-691-8426. Their
trained volunteer telephone counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7
days a week.
Beacon Hill Worship Center at 911 Miller Boulevard in Madison will be open to those who would like to pray for Brown.
Click here to go to the Todd Brown prayer Facebook page.
The shooting occured about 1:45 PM EST today. Discovery Middle School is located on Hughes Road in Madison. The shooter has not been identified. Todd T. Brown remains in critical condition at a Huntsville Hospital. I’ll have updates as available. My prayers go out to this young man and his family.
See information on the murderer of Todd T Brown here.
See information on funeral services for Todd here.