Classes will continue Monday at a North Carolina high school after one student was shot and killed.

A student was shot at Butler High School near Charlotte in a fight with another student, according to CBS News. The student, who was not publicly identified but was referred to as a male, later died at a hospital.


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District announced that students would be permitted to leave, but classes would proceed for those remaining on campus.

The district wrote on Facebook that the school was briefly locked down but that this precaution was lifted by law enforcement.

Officials also secured the weapon, according to the district. The suspected shooter was taken into custody.

“Our hearts are with the family, loved ones, friends and everyone affected by the tragedy that occurred this morning at Butler High School,” the district wrote on Facebook. “The Butler High School community and CMS appreciate the support of the entire community during this difficult time.”

North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson told CBS-affiliate WNCN that he is “heartbroken” over the incident.

"The safety of our students is paramount,” Johnson said. “This is a sad day for all of North Carolina, and we must work together as a community to address these problems."  

The decision to continue classes was criticized on social media, with many saying that the decision is “normalizing” school violence.