Sat. May 25th, 2024

A 17-year-old Virginia honor student has been arrested for fatally shooting a classmate as he walked down the street Tuesday afternoon.

School officials in the county of Greensville have confirmed that the suspect in the shooting death of a student was also a student at Greensville County High School.

“Last night, a Greensville County High School student was killed in what appears to be a senseless act of violence,” Dr. Kelvin Edwards, superintendent of Greensville Schools, wrote.

The shooting occurred around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday night, and resulted in the death of 16-year-old Sean Shewey, a Greensville County High School student.

His family said he was walking down South Braxton Avenue with his sister and her fiance just before the shots were fired.

Sewey’s sister was also injured in the shooting and had to be airlifted to a Richmond hospital, but has now been released. It was her fiance who ran to get help.

Edwards wrote that there was “no active threat” following the shooting, and that a suspect had been arrested — another student at Greensville High.

“We have canceled classes at Greensville County High School today as an added precaution and due to the trauma that this event will have on our students, staff, and families,” Edwards wrote.

He added that trauma counseling would be available for all students.

The suspect, a minor, has been charged with second-degree murder, malicious wounding, using a firearm in the commission of a felony and the reckless handling of a firearm causing injury.

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By Buffy Gunner

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