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Student dies after being shot at Discovery Middle School in Madison

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MADISON, AL (WAFF) - 14-year-old 9th grader Todd Brown has died after being shot by another 9th grader at Discovery Middle School on Hughes Road in Madison Friday afternoon.

Brown was taken to Huntsville Hospital where he later died.

WAFF 48's Eric Sollman was at the hospital when the ambulance arrived and said they were giving the student CPR as they rushed him inside the hospital.

The shooter is in custody and the school was in lockdown until just before 3:00 p.m. Friday.

No other students or faculty members at Discovery were harmed by the alleged shooter.

The school resource officer, Jeff Hovis, and the school nurse acted quickly on the scene.

At 3:00 p.m. parents were allowed to pick up their children at the school.

Asbury United Methodist Church have counselors on scene to help parents, teachers, and students with the tragedy.

Crisis Services of North Alabama wants to remind the public of the availability of our services.

You can call the crisis line in the Huntsville/Madison area at (256) 716-1000 or toll free from Northern Alabama at 1-800-691-8426. 

Their trained volunteer telephone counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Beacon Hill Worship Center at 911 Miller Boulevard in Madison will be open to those who would like to pray for Brown.

Stay with WAFF 48 news and waff.com for continuing coverage.

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