Who is William Chavis Raynard Miller Jr.? Biography, Wiki
Authorities said William Chavis Raynard Miller Jr. was killed in a shootout at Mount Tabor High School in Forsyth County on Wednesday afternoon.
Hours later, the suspect was arrested without incident, the sheriff’s office said.
The suspect was also believed to be a student, but authorities did not immediately provide further details.
Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Christina Howell said all other students were safe.
William Chavis Raynard Miller’s Age
His age isn’t clear yet.
What Was The Incident?
Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson held back tears when she announced Wednesday night that the Mount Tabor High School student had died after being shot.
Thompson said officials from the Winston-Salem Sheriff’s Office and police responded to a call at 12:07 p.m. and found a student with gunshot wounds.
Thompson noted that first responders were trying to save his life and transported him to the Health Wake Forest Baptist Atrium, where he died of his injuries.
Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough Jr. said the victim’s mother wanted to reveal her identity and the office identified the student as William Chavis Raynard Miller Jr.
“We are experiencing something that we see on television across the country,” Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines said. “Today we are facing it head-on.”
On Wednesday evening, the sheriff’s office said the suspect had been “arrested without incident”.
The students were reunited with their parents and guardians about five hours after the shooting.
“It’s like a punch in the stomach and it takes your breath away not knowing if your kids are safe, your friends’ kids are safe, your neighbor’s kids are safe. And you’re in agony until you find out what’s going on and what happened,” said Jim O’Neill, Forsyth District Attorney.
“As a parent or an attorney, he didn’t. there is no worse feeling than you can imagine.”
Who Were The Suspects To Be Arrested?
A student was killed in a high school shooting in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Wednesday that caused panic among students, staff, and parents as several schools in the district closed for hours.
A suspect is in custody, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday evening. It was the second state school shooting in three days.