Ashe died at Watson Chapel Junior High School in Arkansas, the Pulaski County Police Department said, according to CBS affiliate KTHV-TV. Watson Chapel School District also announced the student’s death, citing his mother’s Facebook page.
The suspected attacker, his classmate, who is also 15, was arrested shortly after the shooting, police said. The incident happened at Watson Chapel’s junior high school while students changed classes around 10 a.m., Pine Police Chief Bluff Kelvin said Monday.
The suspect was detained with a first-degree battery during Monday̵
A post on Facebook from the school district on Monday said the shooting was an “isolated incident”.
Police said the Arkansas Department of Corrections Correctional Team found the suspect hiding behind a house near the school. At the time, police described the shooting as a “targeted incident” and said the motive was being investigated.
The Associated Press said Monday should be Watson Chapel’s first day of field training after weeks of weather problems closed the school. Pine Bluff is located about 44 miles south of Little Rock.