A 7th-grader shot himself inside a middle school in Stark County, Ohio around 7:50 a.m. Tuesday.
Jackson Local Schools students and staff were announced as safe shortly after the incident, and parents were notified on when to pick up their children from school.
Authorities say the boy suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the boy's bathroom. It's unclear at this time whether the shooting was accidental or intentional.
The 7th-grader was taken to a local hospital where his condition is unknown.
A local newspaper reporter tweeted a photo of the scene at Jackson Memorial Middle School.
Jackson Township Police and Fire departments are at Jackson Memorial Middle School. All entrances to the school are blocked. pic.twitter.com/LwAfp9r6z7
— Samantha Ickes (@sickesINDE) February 20, 2018
According to the Massilon Independent:
Parents, grandparents and other family members are gathering at the school. Parents at the school said police would not give them any information about what was happening, except to say it’s serious. An alert message was sent out to parents by Superintendent Chris DiLoreto confirming the shooting incident.