A teacher and 17-year-old student were shot outside a Boston school – and the shooter remains at large, police say.
The shooting in the TechBoston Academy parking lot at around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday sent cops to a frenzy and forced school officials to close for the day Wednesday, WBTS-TV said in a report.
The 31-year-old student and teacher both suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
“Obviously, this is a very concerning and disturbing set of circumstances,” Boston Police Commissioner Greg Long told the station.
“Schools are meant to be a haven for our students and teachers, not a place where they are subjected to brazen and random acts of violence,” Long said. “This type of behavior cannot and will not be tolerated.”
Police said the two victims were standing with a group of others before a school event when the shooter opened fire from a nearby car, which then sped away.
Authorities have not determined the motive for the shooting, as the manhunt for the shooter(s) continued Wednesday.
“This is an unacceptable situation and we will do whatever it takes to ensure that each of our schools, our parks, our communities are safe and have the homes that all of our students deserve,” said Boston Mayor Michelle Wu at WBZ-TV.
Boston Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius called the incident a “everyone on deck” situation and dispatched a crisis team to campus.