DALLAS — A 16-year-old male Woodrow Wilson High School student was shot Tuesday afternoon at a park a few blocks from campus.
Dallas police said the trouble began with a group of girls who were fighting. The boy was shot after getting into an argument with one of the girls, police said.
Woodrow Wilson Principal Kyle Richardson issued a letter to parents which said the student sustained non-life threatening injuries in the incident at the southeast corner of Randall Park.
The wounded student reportedly told investigators that the suspect does not attend Wilson.
Police said the incident was not gang-related, but added it is possible that the young people involved to belong to gangs.
"We are taking all necessary safety precautions to ensure a normal safe school day tomorrow," Richardson said in the statement obtained by WFAA. "We have actively involved Dallas ISD police, Dallas police, counseling services, School Leadership, and Safety & Security."
The principal's letter said the shooting followed a fight that was broken up by school staffers.
"We believe this was an isolated incident involving a small number of students, and are not expecting any additional problems," the principal's statement said.
The shooting victim was reported to be in stable condition. His name was not available.