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Teen shot at St. Paul recreation center

Officials say a teen was shot in the head and transported to Regions Hospital with injuries they're calling "life-threatening."

ST PAUL, Minn. — Police are investigating after a teen was shot in the head Wednesday at a St. Paul recreation center.

Officers with the St. Paul Police Department were called to the Jimmy Lee Recreation Center just before 4:15 p.m. on a report of a shooting. Officials say they found a teen who had been shot in the head. The teen was transported to Regions Hospital with what officials are calling a "life-threatening" injury.

Police say a 26-year-old has been arrested in connection to the shooting.

The Jimmy Lee Recreation Center is near Central High School, which went into a lockout at around 4:30 p.m., according to school officials. The lockout was then lifted at 5:15 p.m.

Central High School Principal Cherise Ayers sent a letter to families cancelling school on Thursday "to ensure students and staff gave time and space to process the traumatic event."

The letter went on to say that while there will be no classes, staff will still be at the school for support. Meals will be available for students to pick up, while all after-school activities, including all athletic events, are also canceled.

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter posted on social media that the City's Emergency Operations Center was activated, adding that they "do not believe there is a continued threat to public safety related to this incident."

This is a developing story and will be updates as more information is made available.

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