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Crime Birmingham football player Michael Barber charged with manslaughter in shooting of classmate

17:51  13 march  2018
17:51  13 march  2018 Source:   usatodayhss.com

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It now feels extremely unlikely that Michael Barner will be allowed to continue his high school football career at Huffman High School in Alabama.

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The Birmingham native was charged with manslaughter in connection with an on-campus shooting that killed 17-year-old classmate Courtlin La'shawn Arrington. The motive for Arrington's shooting remain unknown, but investigators were confident following the identification of video footage of the incident that Barber fired his shots intentionally.

That marked a shift from the immediate aftermath of the incident, when investigators believed the shooting may have been an accident, particularly because Barber also struck himself in the leg while firing.

Barber was transferred to Jefferson County Jail on Friday, where he eventually posted a bail of more than $75,000, thanks to his sister.

Arrington was a 17-year-old senior with a focus on nursing.

"This is a 17-year-old who, 30 days from now, would be 18," Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin told Cox Media Group. "A graduating senior who had been accepted into college already, who had aspirations and dreams to be a nurse. So, we're not just talking about some person. We're talking about losing a part of our future. And our hearts are heavy."

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  Birmingham police: 2 students injured in shooting at Huffman High School UPDATE: Birmingham City Schools released the following statement on a shooting at Huffman High School: "Two students were involved in a shooting during dismissal today at Huffman High School. The school was placed on a brief lockdown, and police were called to the scene. Students have been released and police are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting." -- Birmingham police say two students were injured in an accidental shooting at Huffman High School Wednesday afternoon. According to police, one of the students has life-threatening injuries. Both are being taken to UAB Hospital. A Birmingham fire official said a third person was being evaluated at the school. WVTM 13 is working to gather more information at the scene. Look for updates here and on WVTM 13 News. Stream live online at http://www.wvtm13.com/nowcast.

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