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Student shoots self at Oklahoma Junior High

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | 10:38 AM    

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STILLWATER, Oklahoma (AP) — A student apparently committed suicide before school started Wednesday morning at an Oklahoma junior high school, police said.

Police Captain Randy Dickerson said a school resource officer heard a gunshot shortly before 8 this morning. The student was found dead in a hallway before classes began, he said.

The junior high school and a nearby elementary school were locked down, authorities said. Classes were canceled for the day, and parents were told they could pick up their children at a nearby shopping centre.

"It doesn't appear that anyone else was in danger or threatened," Dickerson said.

The school, which has eighth- and ninth-grade students, sent a statement to parents saying there had been a "single shooting incident" and that students and staff were moved to a safe location.

Stillwater is located about 70 miles west of Tulsa.

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