There were so many rumors flying on social media, it made law enforcement’s job protecting the kids harder. So let’s set the record straight and verify.
So to set the record straight, let’s verify the top four claims that floated around all day.
1. 3 people shot
That one is false. Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson said one student was shot, and two had to get medical treatment for other reasons. One student had a seizure during all the stress of today and the other fell down while trying to get away.
“This is early in the investigation,” Kimbrough said. “There are so many moving parts right now. There are so many things yet to be done. So, I have no way of knowing that question as of yet.”
Not really a clear answer there. So we’re going to move that one to the questionable category for now.
3. Other students targeted
4. Second shooting at Harris Teeter
Since police could not confirm the shooting that one also goes into the false category.
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