September 30, 2021

Child shot at Newton Elementary School

Mary Apel

A child was shot at Newton Elementary Thursday afternoon.

According to Newscenter 11, Newton County Sheriff Joedy Pennington confirmed the shooting. Sheriff Pennington says the child was airlifted to a trauma center in Jackson. Pennington was not able to confirm any other details because it’s not his department’s investigation, but stressed this is NOT an active shooter situation.

The situation is under investigation with updates pending more information.

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