KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee have identified the
victim of a deadly high school shooting in Knoxville.
Fifteen-year-old Ryan McDonald was a sophomore who lived with
his grandmother and had a condition that left him bald and the
target of endless teasing as a child.
The shooting happened in the school's cafeteria before classes
started this morning. Police say the suspected shooter was taken
into custody minutes later on a nearby street.
Authorities haven't identified the suspect. The district
superintendent says the suspect knew the victim. Police say the
shooting wasn't a random act.
Students who witnessed the incident described the scene.
Fifteen-year-old Chad Griffin says there was "blood everywhere"
and McDonald started "walking and holding his chest." Griffin
says he was hit by McDonald's arm as he fell over.