School safety priority after student shot near DC charter school

- Police are continuing their search Wednesday for the person who shot a teenage student near a charter school in Northeast, D.C.

The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon along 45th Street across from the IDEA Public Charter School.

Authorities said the juvenile boy, only identified as a student at the school, was shot around 3:45 p.m. They say the boy is expected to survive after appearing to suffer non-life threatening injuries.

"Approximately 30 minutes after dismissal, one of our students was shot near the school. Thankfully, our student is currently in recovery at the hospital, supported by his family," read principal Nicole McCrae's update. "As a school community, we are committed to ensuring our scholars’ safety and want to share ways in which IDEA is enhancing our arrival and dismissal processes."

The school will open early Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. and have shuttle buses picking students up from the Deanwood, Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road Metro stations to bring them to school.

There will also be an assembly Wednesday to talk to students about getting to and from school safely. Counselors will also be available for students.

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