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V. Principal Shot at Philly School

October 4, 1999

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ A student shot a high school vice principal in the leg this morning in a school hallway, police said. No one else was injured.

The vice principal of John Bartram High School in Southwest Philadelphia was shot shortly after 10 a.m., police spokeswoman Carmen Torres said. He was taken to the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

``I don’t know if it was by accident, on purpose, I don’t know what the circumstances are,″ said district spokeswoman Pam Weddington. She did not know if the school was evacuated or if classes were still being held.

The suspect was apprehended about a block from the school, Torres said. She said the gun was recovered.

Torres would not identify the suspect and would say only that the vice principal was a man in his 50s.

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