Shooting after Georgia school graduation leaves 1 dead, 1 other wounded

JONESBORO, Ga. — One person was killed and another wounded in a shooting Friday night between people leaving a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia.

A Clayton County Police statement said “one person is now confirmed deceased” after the 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.

He said the incident happened on the campus of Mount Zion High School, which provided overflow parking for people attending the ceremony at the Clayton County Schools Performing Arts Center in Jonesboro. That’s about 20 miles south of Atlanta.

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