Police: Student shoots self at Oklahoma junior high
Posted at: 09/26/2012 10:21 AM
| Updated at: 09/26/2012 11:20 AM
By: Associated Press | WHEC.com
A student apparently committed suicide before school started Wednesday morning at an Oklahoma junior high school, police said.
Police Capt. Randy Dickerson said a school resource officer heard a gunshot shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday. The student was found dead in a hallway before classes began, he said.
The junior high school and a nearby elementary school were locked down, authorities said. Classes were canceled for the day, and parents were told they could pick up their children at a nearby shopping center.
"It doesn't appear that anyone else was in danger or threatened," Dickerson said.
The school, which has eighth- and ninth-grade students, sent a statement to parents saying there had been a "single shooting incident" and that students and staff were moved to a safe location.
Stillwater is located about 70 miles west of Tulsa.