OH student who shot himself had a distraction device in his backpack

OH student who shot himself had a distraction device in his backpack

OH student who shot himself had a distraction device in his backpack

Authorities said a seventh-grade student shot and injured himself inside the restroom of an OH middle school Tuesday, sending the school into lockdown.

Jackson Township Police Chief Mark Brink said the student shot himself in a bathroom. They described the weapon as a long gun. All four elementary schools in the district are closed and all extracurricular activities have been canceled for the day.

Brink said the student's intentions have not been determined.

Authorities were seen removing materials from a Daytona Street NW home Tuesday afternoon, but declined to comment.

Parents, grandparents and other family members are gathering at the school.

"UPDATE: JMMS students will be released beginning around 1045AM", the school posted on Facebook. Parents should bring a photo ID for pickup.

Police said no other students were injured in the shooting at Jackson Middle School, about six miles north of Massillon.

Superintendent Christopher DiLoreto said middle school officials will decide later whether classes will be held Wednesday, WKYC reported.

Parents in the area were already on edge this week following the horrific mass shooting at a Florida school. "Students who rode the bus can be picked up at the high school by their parents".

A school official says the student is being treated at a hospital.

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