Another devastating scene is unfolding Tuesday morning at a school in Ohio, after a 7th-grade student shot himself in the boy’s school bathroom of Jackson Middle School just before 8:00 am.
The school has announced that all schools in the district are closed for the day, and parents have swarmed the school waiting to pick up their children, as they ask in anguish how a gun was allowed to be brought into the school.
The student has been taken to the hospital, but his condition has not yet been released. No other injuries were reported, but the entire school system and community is currently in chaos over the disturbing incident.
The Canton Rep reported:
Jackson Police Chief Mark Brink tried reassure during a press conference Tuesday morning.
“We’ve got to look into how that happened and from that put a plan together and make sure we have a presence here especially going forward,” Brink said.
Streets near Jackson Middle School are lined with parked cars as parents re-connect with their children. Jackson High School and Jackson Middle School on lockdown after self-inflicted shooting incident at MS. https://t.co/DddR5B6x9V
— CantonRep.com (@CantonRepdotcom) February 20, 2018
#BREAKING: Jackson Memorial Middle School and High School in Stark County, Ohio now on lockdown. Message on the school’s website states “student suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound this morning.” #2NewsAM pic.twitter.com/v0Dy7LfShz
— Holly Menino (@KUTVHolly) February 20, 2018