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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a mental evaluation for a man accused of opening fire during a traffic dispute with another father during student drop-off at an Alabama elementary school.

Court records show prosecutors requested a mental evaluation for 38-year-old Isaiah Johnson. Johnson was arrested Thursday and remains jailed on charges of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a security failure occurred before a shooting that injured a student at an Alabama high school this week.

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange told a news conference Thursday that guns found at Lee High School after a shooting came in through unsecured doors.

The school has metal detectors, but that didn't matter. Strange says the system should have had better security in place.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Four teens are in custody following a shooting that wounded a fellow student at an Alabama high school.

Montgomery police say one of the suspects will be charged with attempted murder, and three others will be charged with having a gun at school.

A 17-year-old student was treated and released for a gunshot wound to the arm following the shooting at Lee High School on Tuesday.

Authorities haven't said what prompted the violence, and they haven't released any names.

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One of the largest schools in Birmingham is closed today after metal detectors and other security measures failed to prevent a 17-year-old student from being fatally shot and another wounded in an apparent accident.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance video and interviewing students and staff to try to figure out exactly what led to the shooting at Huffman High School yesterday at dismissal time.

Birmingham Interim Police Chief Orlando Wilson says “We consider it accidental until the investigation takes us elsewhere. We have a lot of unanswered questions.”