Middle School students at Jackson Memorial in Stark County, Ohio, were placed on lockdown early this morning after a seventh grader shot himself in a school bathroom.
According to WECT-6 Cleveland, there have been no reports on whether the shooting was intentional. The student was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated, and police have not stated what his condition is. No other students were reported injured.
Just before 8am Tuesday, the seventh grader shot himself in the men’s room. The students and faculty at Jackson Memorial Middle School were unaffected, and the administration has worked to safely dismiss everyone from campus.
Some surrounding elementary and high schools have also been evacuated, and there will be no classes today as a precautionary measure.
The school is located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Cleveland.
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