7th-grader with distraction device shoots himself at school
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a seventh-grader who shot and injured himself inside an Ohio middle school bathroom also had a device in his backpack meant to cause a distraction.
Police emphasized the device wasn't an explosive that would've harmed anyone.
Investigators say no other students were hurt Tuesday morning in the shooting at Jackson Middle School, near Massillon. It's not clear yet whether the shooting was intentional.
Authorities say the student is being treated at a hospital, but his condition hasn't been released.
Jackson Township Police described the weapon as long gun. Officials didn't know how the boy got the gun or if anybody else may have been involved or knew something.
Parents rushed to the school to get their children after the school sent out a notice about the shooting.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Three stolen dirt bikes found, three still missing from Denham Springs home
Nightly closures on Highland Road, lane shifts on I-10 start this weekend
New ordinance will make it more expensive to build in Livingston Parish...
Judge clears officers for not arresting deputy after deadly crash
Plan to reinvigorate Plank Road taking shape
'That's typical LSU;' Tailgating underway ahead of Baton Rouge Super Regional
PREVIEW: Southern breaks down Starkville Regional
LSU softball lands national No. 10 seed
Balancing Football and Track: The story of Kary Vincent Jr.
Sha'Carri Richardson's impressive impact on LSU Track and Field