Student shoots self in class [UPDATED]

Published 9:34am Friday, October 12, 2012 Updated 11:36am Friday, October 12, 2012

The Richland County, North Dakota Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Thursday morning incident when a student walked to the front of a classroom at Fairmount School and shot himself in the side of the face.

Law enforcement was called about the shooting around 8:45 a.m. No other students were injured, and according to an early Thursday afternoon press release from the sheriff’s office, the student who shot himself was transported to St. Francis Medical Center in Breckenridge.

The school was put into lockdown until law enforcement determined that the student shooting himself was an isolated event. School was then canceled for the day, and parents picked up their children.

The students’ name and age were not released. The sheriff’s office is looking into why the shooting occurred and how the student obtained the gun and brought it into school.

The student is reportedly expected to recover.

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