The Ohio middle school student who shot himself on Tuesday, Feb. 20, was armed with Molotov cocktails and extra ammo, according to a new report.
Two schools went on lockdown and four nearby schools remained on alert after the shooting in Jackson Township.
Police officials said that a 7th grader shot himself in a bathroom at Jackson Memorial Middle School around 7:50 a.m.
In the early afternoon, sources told Monica Robins of WKYC that the boy who shot himself also had Molotov cocktails and ammo on him.
She also revealed that information about a shooting threat came to school officials just 10 minutes before the shooting occurred.
The lockdowns at the middle school and high school lasted several hours before students were released.
Parents waited nearby, anxiously waiting to see their children.
The schools may be closed on Wednesday as well.
— Monica Robins (@monicarobins) February 20, 2018
Parents waiting to see their kids. pic.twitter.com/MSUNW0fNaQ
— Sarah Phinney (@sarahphinneytv) February 20, 2018
A press conference was scheduled for 2 p.m.
The incident in Ohio came six days after the shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead.
Parents across the nation reacted to the shooting in different ways.
One parent of a Jackson Township student said he put body armor in his son’s book bag over the weekend. He told News5 that he did so after a friend posted on Facebook describing a man who put regular textbooks in a bag and shot them with different guns.
“The handguns didn’t go through the first two textbooks. They barely made it through one. I had repainted the Shotstop [a ballistic protective armor gear] so they gave us this body armor and I put that in my son’s book bag.”