Ohio middle-schooler shoots himself

Published on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:05
Written by The Associated Press

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.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Nation-World on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:05. Updated: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:07.