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Indiana Student Allegedly Shot By Another Student

Indiana Student Allegedly Shot By Another Student

POSTED: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 9:17am

UPDATED: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 2:56pm

INDIANA - An Indiana middle school student was allegedly shot by another student just before classes started Friday morning.

The suspect is in custody. The victim was shot twice in the stomach and was airlifted to the hospital.

School officials confirmed the suspect was banned from school property, due to a recent suspension. Police believe the shooting may have stemmed from a dispute at a school dance a few days ago. However, their investigation is still underway.

"We do not have a motive as of yet. We do not know what caused this, what happened, what led up to these events. We are interviewing witnesses right now. Several different agencies have been called. Federal, state and local agencies have been assisting at the scene," Indiana State Police Sgt. Curt Durnil said.

There's no word on the victims' condition.

School officials did not say why the suspect had been suspended from school.

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