One dead, one wounded as shots exchanged after high school graduation in Georgia

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Mt. Zion High School in Clayton County, Georgia. | Google Streetview

Jonesboro, Ga. — Police said one person was killed and another wounded in a shooting between people leaving a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia.

A Clayton County Police statement said “one person is now confirmed deceased” after the Friday night shooting. The incident followed a ceremony for graduates of the Perry Learning Center, which prepares students for careers as an alternative to traditional high schools.

The county schools’ safety chief, Thomas Trawick, said people going to their cars got into an argument that led to the shooting on the campus of Mount Zion High School. That school had provided overflow parking for people attending the ceremony at the Clayton County Schools Performing Arts Center in Jonesboro, about 20 miles south of Atlanta.

A heavy police presence remained at the scene late Friday night.

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