Hope Academy releases statement after shooting

4:41 PM, Oct 22, 2012   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Hope Academy has released a statement following a triple shooting near the campus.

We can confirm that shortly after dismissal today, two Hope Academy students were shot. The incident occurred outside of school property.  Emergency personnel were immediately contacted and the school was put into lockdown in line with our standard procedure.  We are thankful that neither student sustained life threatening injuries.  Based on the reports of staff who witnessed the incident, we do not believe the suspects are Hope Academy students.  We are cooperating fully with authorities and would direct any further questions to the Grand Rapids Police Department. 

Heidi Cate, Hope Academy Superintendent

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