OH seventh-grader with distraction device shoots himself at school

All four elementary schools in the district will remain closed Tuesday.

Jackson Township police said in a 2 p.m. news conference that distraction devices were found in the backpack.

A seventh grade student was hospitalized Tuesday morning after he shot himself inside Jackson Memorial Middle School. The Middle School and High School are on lockdown at this time.

The boy was rushed to a local hospital with a wound to his temple, but information on his condition is not yet available.

Jackson Township Police Chief Mark Brink said the student had "distractionary type devices".

Investigators don't know whether the student's shooting was accidental or intentional.

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Officials say if changes are not made, within the next ten years John Tyler would grow towards 3,000 students and Robert E. Lee would drop to around two thousand students.

Superintendent Christopher DiLoreto said the school is still considering if classes will continue Wednesday.

Jackson Township Police described the weapon as long gun.

The incident happened at Jackson Memorial Middle School around 7:51 a.m., according to WKYC.

The school later dismissed students for the day and canceled afternoon extracurricular activities.

Parents waited outside of the school to pick up their children after the shooting.


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