OH school district holds lockdown after student shoots himself

20 February, 2018, 20:29 | Author: Kim Reid
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During Tuesday's shooting at Jackson Memorial Middle School in Massillon several frightened students feared the worst, they didn't know what was going on.

The seventh grader was rushed to hospital, but his condition was not immediately known, CBS News reported.

Cruz was armed with an AR-15-style rifle and had multiple magazines of ammunition when he surrendered to officers in a nearby residential area, police said.

Superintendent Christopher DiLoreto said middle school officials will decide later whether classes will be held Wednesday, WKYC reported.

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Police say Jackson Middle School, near Massillon, is on lockdown Tuesday and that the students and staff are safe.

The middle school and high school were placed on lockdown, according to the district's website.

The incident happened around 7:51 a.m. on the school grounds.

"UPDATE: JMMS students will be released beginning around 1045AM", the school posted on Facebook.

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Students are in the process of being released to their parents.

Amir Khawaja, a 7th grader, told our Dave Nethers that he didn't know the student involved but he hopes the student will be OK. I don't want him to die.

One mom read the texts from her terrified son.

He said that the student went into a boy's bathroom and shot himself.

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