The investigation into what led to a 14-year-old student being shot allegedly by another student Thursday at Price Middle School continues.
One theory is that the shooting was gang-related. But early today several parents of students at Price called The Ryan Cameron Morning Show to talk about an atmosphere of bullying that they claimed has been going at the southeast Atlanta school for a long time.
And among the parents was the mother of the victim, Telvis Douglas, who gave what is believed to be her first interview since the shooting to dispel the theory of bullying – at least as it relates to her son.
“My son is not a bully,” Cynthia Douglas insisted. “He’s a leader.”
“I just want to clear my son – the victim of all this.”
Telvis Douglas was released from Grady Hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound to the neck. His mother says he is “too scared” to return to school; and she has no plans to send him back to Price.
“It’s not safe,” she declared. “They have a bullying problem up there.”
“My son is the victim. My family is the victim. We are the victims here, and nobody has [come] to our rescue.”
Officials are also checking on how a gun managed to get through metal detectors on the campus without being discovered.
The alleged shooter – who has not been identified – is in police custody.