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  1. #1
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    Aug 2003

    2 Hurt in North Carolina School Shooting

    CNN) -- A student was shot in the shoulder after a suspect fired eight shots toward a Hillsborough, North Carolina, high school, police told a local television station.

    According to WTVD-TV, Orange County deputies have the suspect in custody.

    The male suspect drove to Orange High School about 1 p.m. ET and didn't stop for school security, WTVD reported. He got out of his vehicle and fired the shots, striking the female student in the shoulder.

    Another male student was injured by broken glass, the television station reported.

    Another Raleigh-Durham television station, News 14, said two guns were lying on the ground outside a gray minivan in the parking lot. One appeared to be a shotgun, the other a rifle, the station reported.

    Orange High School and nearby Stanford Middle School are both on lockdown, and parents were not being allowed at the schools, according to WTVD.

    Hillsborough is located about 45 miles northwest of Raleigh, North Carolina.

    Orange High has 1,009 students in grades nine through 12, the school Web site states.


  2. #2
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    Jan 2004

    Update - shooter now charged with murder


    HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. - A teenager arrested in a shooting at a high school that injured two students Wednesday later confessed to killing his father and was charged with murder, authorities said.

    Alvaro Rafael Castillo was firing two rifles in the Orange High School parking lot when deputies arrived and ordered him to put down the weapons, the Orange County sheriff said.

    They later found ammunition, weapons and homemade pipe bombs in the 19-year-old's van, officials said.

    Castillo told deputies about the slaying of his father after he was taken into custody, Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass said.


  3. #3
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    Jul 2004
    Hillsborough NC
    As you can see in my address, I live in Hillsborough NC. What a sad story. Our local paper shows the shooter wearing a t-shirt that says remember Columbine and mentions that he sent an email to the Principal of Columbine about his plan. I live less than a mile from the school, it really shook up our quiet little community. We are thankful that no one was killed (at the school) and saddened to hear that this troubled young man took the life of his father. Boo