HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in southwest Ohio say a high school student has been fatally shot by another student at a residence.
WXIX-TV reports that Ross High School Principal Brian Martin told parents in a recorded message that junior Austin Hensley was fatally shot around 6 p.m. Tuesday in Ross Township, 10 miles (16 kilometers) southwest of Hamilton.
Authorities say a 17-year-old Ross student has been arrested and is being held at the Butler County Juvenile Justice Center. A criminal complaint says the shooting occurred during a robbery.
Martin assured parents that students are safe at school and said additional staff will be available to support students and teachers.
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Martin said any time “a young person’s life is cut short, it is a tragedy.”
Information from: WXIX-TV, http://www.fox19.com