home safe", Gloston said.
Police confirm one person was taken to the hospital following the shooting, the extent of the victim's injuries is unknown.
As frantic students texted and called their families, parents were told to meet their children at a nearby church.
"This is believed to be an isolated incident and the scene has now been secured by police", cops said early Monday.
Classes did proceed on campus for students not retrieved by their parents. Rather than come out a main exit, "We made him sneak out a back door".
Police have identified the victim as 16-year-old Bobby McKeithen, a sophomore at Butler High School.
"The first thing that I did was feel guilty", she said.
There were 47 violent deaths at schools nationwide from mid 2014 to mid 2015, the most recent years of available data. The campus has been secured by law enforcement, no immediate danger exists and an investigation continues.
"We don't actively search every bad that comes into school each and every day. Thank you for your support of Butler High School".
One of the 31 victims was the result of a suicide.
Cuffie admitted to the crime and surrendered at the school, according to authorities.
One student was accidentally shot and injured by a.25-caliber handgun at East Mecklenburg High School in November 2003.
The campus about 12 miles southeast of Charlotte is on lockdown, and parents are being notified about what happened.