williamsburg charter school Shooting Update
Police reported that shots were fired outside a charter school in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon, wounding two students and a security guard.
Around 2 p.m., three people were shot at 198 Varet St. in Williamsburg, which is home to Williamsburg Charter High School: a 15-year-old girl, a 17-year-old boy, and a 37-year-old man.
According to the police, the 37-year-old was grazed in the neck, the 15-year-old was shot in the right thigh, and the 17-year-old was shot in the left thigh. According to the police, all three were taken to nearby hospitals, where their conditions were listed as stable.
The 37-year-old man is a security guard at the school, according to the NYPD.
williamsburg charter school Update
The two teenagers are indeed students at the school, according to a statement given to NY1 by the accountability and development manager of the institution, Katie Manion.
“Two students and one staff member were hurt in today’s shooting outside the school, according to WCHS.” “In the ongoing police investigation, we are cooperating,” said Manion. At this time, we can confirm that the two students did not sustain injuries that put their lives in danger, but we are unable to comment on the severity of each injury.
We appreciate the quick response time of first-aid personnel. We are very troubled by what has happened today.
As of Wednesday night, the NYPD reported that no arrests had been made in relation to the shooting.
State Senator Julia Salazar, who represents the area, tweeted, “I’m deeply disturbed by reports that a shooting just occurred outside Williamsburg Charter High School on Varet St.” “This is the second student-related shooting in Williamsburg this week. Outrageous.
A housing complex at 198 Maujer St., one block from the Grand Street Campus High School, a public school in New York City, was the scene of two student shootings on Monday.