Four teenagers have been arrested following the shooting of a student at Lee High School yesterday. A statement from Montgomery police says that all four suspects are fellow students ranging in age from 14 to 17 years old. The 17 year old who actually committed the shooting has been identified as Michael Woods. He is being charged as an adult with attempted murder and possession of a firearm on school premises. Woods has been placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility under a 75-thousand dollar bond. Three other students have been charged with possession of a firearm, though police say the three were not involved in the shooting. Their names have not been released.
The 17 year old victim sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the arm and was treated at a local hospital before being released to recover at home. Police Chief Ernest Finley and Mayor Todd Strange have given large credit to the police department’s new STAR Watch program for providing investigators the video evidence needed to quickly identify the suspects. A motive for the shooting has still not been made available. Police are working with the school system to determine how and when the weapons were introduced to campus.