What to Know
- Two teens were arrested in connection with shooting another teen walking home from a NJ high school, authorities say
- The teens, not named by authorities presumably due to his age, are accused of four counts, including attempted murder
- Victim is a 16-year-old student at Brick Memorial HS, who was walking home just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to Brick Township cops say
Authorities say a second teenager has been arrested in the shooting of a student near a New Jersey high school last week.
The Ocean County prosecutor's office and Brick Township police said Saturday that the 16-year-old male is facing four counts of attempted murder and weapons counts.
A 17-year-old male was arrested earlier on similar charges following Tuesday's shooting of a 16-year-old youth near Brick Memorial High School.
The victim is a 16-year-old student at Brick Memorial High School, who was walking home just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Brick Township Police Chief James Riccio.
He was just a quarter of a mile from the school when the bullet grazed him in the arm or shoulder, so the student decided to run back to the school to get help, officials said. That’s when police said they initially received a call of an active shooter inside the school, and when the lockdown was put into place.
The other students at the school were brought to Veterans Middle and Elementary School where parents — some of whom were waiting outside the high school for more than an hour for access to their kids — could pick them up.
Police haven't commented on a possible motive.