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New York City (AFP) – Three students were shot outside a high school on Wednesday, with police saying the victims had sustained wounds but that their injuries were not life-threatening.

The attack came just down the street from Brashear High School, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after classes had finished for the day.

The building was placed on lockdown after one injured boy made his way back to school to get help and was spotted by a teacher.

“We don’t know if there were multiple shooters at this time,” police spokeswoman Diane Richard told reporters, saying the injured were not in danger. “No one is talking at this time.”

The injured boys are believed to be aged 17 and 16, Richard said. One was shot in the leg and foot, one had a bullet graze his head and the third was grazed in the neck and head, she told WTAE news.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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Kathy Barnette, a Trumpist conspiracy-peddling Republican candidate in the Pennsylvania Senate race who has been rising through the ranks, speeding even past big-spending rivals, is facing waves of criticism and public backlash for her past anti-Muslim tweets.

On Sunday, in an interview with Fox News Sunday host Shannon Bream, after bobbing and weaving on questions probing her military service, Barnette tried to downplay the gravity of Islamophobic tweets that she had penned.

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