Ohio Catholic student pulls gun and shoots himself in classroom suicide attempt

By David Edwards
Monday, April 29, 2013 11:18 EDT
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Press conference following school shooting in Ohio
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A Ohio Catholic high school student was rushed to the hospital on Monday after he reportedly pulled out a gun in a classroom and shot himself in what was thought to be a possible suicide attempt.

According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, Hamilton County police confirmed that a student at La Salle High School had been taken to University Hospital after the self-inflicted gunshot wound. His condition was not immediately known.

“A student produced a gun inside one of the classrooms and shot himself and we’re dealing with that now,” a law enforcement official told reporters at a press conference. “There were other students in the classroom.”

La Salle High School Director of Community Development Greg Tankerlsey also asked members of the public to pray for the student and his family.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and Green Township police said that the gun had been recovered, and that the school was no longer considered to be an active shooting scene.

Parents arriving at the school to pick up their children were being directed to the cafeteria. Students had been gathered in the gymnasium.

Watch the video below from WCPO, broadcast April 29, 2013.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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