Lt. Carl Minden of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says David Crafton had been in a physical altercation with Johnny Cox and Christopher Kiehl. Police say the incident may be narcotics-related.
Cox allegedly shot Crafton in the neck. Crafton was transported to a hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
Both Cox and Kiehl were apprehended in different locations. The superintendent of the Pulaski County Special School District says Northwood Middle School was placed on lockdown after the incident so an emergency medical helicopter could land in the parking lot.
Dr. Charles Hopson said it was at the request of the emergency medical services so they could transport Crafton. No student or staff member, he says, was ever in any danger. School was dismissed at its normal time, 2:50 p.m.
Cox faces the following charges: Battery First, Robbery, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs & Firearms.
Kiehl faces the following charges: Battery First, Robbery, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Marijuana with Intent, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs & Firearms.
All charges are felonies. Both were still in custody with no listed bond amount Friday afternoon.