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Expelled teen opens fire at Indiana middle school

March 26, 2011 12:33:38 AM PDT
A 15-year-old boy who was expelled this week opened fire at his central Indiana middle school, shooting another student in the stomach.

The victim, identified as 15-year-old Chance Jackson, was airlifted to a nearby hospital. Family members say he's in stable condition.

The gunfire broke out just at Martinsville West Middle School just after 7 a.m. The suspect was taken into custody about an hour after the incident, and police believe he acted alone.

There's no official motive, but there is speculation the shooting stemmed from a dispute that started last weekend at a school dance.

It is unclear why the student was expelled.

Classmates told The Associated Press that Jackson and the shooting suspect had a volatile relationship and had argued before.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.