The motive in a shooting at a Louisiana high school earlier this week was bullying, authorities have said.

Sixteen-year-old Vernon Gordon was killed after another minor opened fire at the St Helena College and Career Academy in Greensburg around 3pm on Tuesday.

St Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Joe Cheney said the person arrested was a 14-year-old juvenile and a student at the school.

The suspect has been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated second-degree battery, illegal possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm in a gun-free zone, according to FOX8.

“The motive appears to have been from bullying and the investigation is still ongoing,” Mr Cheney told the outlet on Thursday. “Our parish was shaken to the core … We are a close-knit family and we stand together ready to help anyone.” (Excerpt from the Independent.)


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