Ohio: Jackson Local Schools on Lockdown After Student Shoots Himself

February 20, 2018 Updated: February 20, 2018

Two schools in Stark County, Ohio, are on lockdown after a student suffered a gunshot wound at the school on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

The incident comes less than a week after the shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 students and teachers dead.

The incident in Ohio took place at Jackson Memorial Middle School, Jackson Local Schools said.

A 7th-grader with a gun apparently shot himself inside of the boy’s bathroom around 7:50 a.m., authorities said.

The boy was rushed to the hospital but his condition is not clear as of yet.

Jackson Local Schools said that the middle school and high school are on lockdown.

“Students will be released to their parents in the near future,” the schools said in an alert message on their website.

All four elementary schools in the small district will remain closed for the day.

Superintendent Christopher DiLoreto told WKYC that all schools may be closed on Wednesday as well.

Parents and other guardians gathered near the schools to be ready for their children when they are released, pictures from the scene show.

No students other than the boy were injured.


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