School canceled after teacher and student were shot outside Dorchester school

BOSTON — Boston Police are investigating after a teacher and student were shot outside of the TechBoston Academy in Dorchester late Tuesday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the department tells Boston 25 News a Shotspotter activation picked up the gunshots at 5:40 p.m.

When officers arrived on the scene they found a 31-year-old male teacher and 17-year-old male student suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were taken to an area hospital with what police are calling “non-life-threatening injuries.”

“Obviously this is a very concerning and disturbing set of circumstances, schools are supposed to be a safe haven for our students and our teachers, not a place where they’re subjected to brazen and random acts of violence,” said Superintendent-in-Chief Gregory Long, with the Boston Police Department.

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Brenda Cassellius confirmed that the man shot is a teacher and that the teen is a current student. Both were in the parking lot of TechBoston Academy preparing for a school event, according to Boston police.

TechBoston Academy played a boys basketball game against Watertown Tuesday night though authorities would not confirm whether or not that was the event they had referenced.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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