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Mayor: School gun violence 'is simply unconscionable and must end'

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed issued a statement regarding Thursday's shooting at Price Middle School that left a 14-year-old student injured.

The full statement read:

"Gun violence in and around our schools is simply unconscionable and must end. Too many young people are being harmed, and too many families are suffering from unimaginable and unnecessary grief. I pray that the student who was shot today at Price Middle School in southwest Atlanta recovers quickly and can return home to family and friends. A suspect has been taken into custody. I would also like the students, faculty and families of the Price Middle School community to know that they have the full support of the City of Atlanta as they heal from today's terrible incident. The city's Employee Assistance Program counselors are already at the school providing guidance for students, faculty and family members."

Police said they have taken a suspect into custody. That suspect is a student at the school, according to police.

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