Update: In a press conference, it was said that the student is “fighting for his life”.
According to reports, a high school student at La Salle High School in Cincinnati shot himself this morning.
The story is still developing, but according to Ohio’s 10TV.com, police are on the scene after being called around 9AM:
Officers were called to the school on North Bend Road around 9 a.m. Monday. Authorities say a student shot himself in the school.
It reportedly happened during the first class of the day, and multiple students called 911 to report the incident.
The school is reportedly on lockdown, and the student was taken to the hospital. The Hamilton County sheriff’s office told the AP that there was no apparent threat to other students.
The student’s condition is unknown at this time. Reporters are waiting to talk to hospital officials.
The student has not been identified, but is apparently male, as La Salle is a Catholic all-male school. It’s on North Bend Road, and reportedly has about 800 students enrolled.
Local12 (CBS) has a live feed.
Update: From Fox19:
The student was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center…The school was placed on lockdown after the shooting, but parents are now being allowed in the school to meet with their sons. Classes have not been cancelled, but parents are permitted to take their student home.
Police NOT an active shooter at #LaSalle HS twitter.com/FOX19Tom/statu…
— Tom Nartker (@FOX19Tom) April 29, 2013
Update: The school has issued a statement:
ALL LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE SAFE AND BEING DISMISSED INTO THE CUSTODY OF THEIR PARENTS DUE TO AN ATTEMPTED SUICIDE INVOLVING ONE STUDENT.