Schools on lockdown after student shot himself in Ohio

Ohio 7th grader shoots himself on middle school campus

The student's condition is now unknown.

Jackson Memorial Middle School in Massillon, Ohio, and the high school were placed on lockdown, according to the Jackson Local School District's website.

A seventh-grader from Jackson Memorial Middle School was hospitalized after apparently shooting himself in the men's restroom at around 8 a.m., Jackson Township police said.

All other students and teachers in the middle school are safe and have not been released.

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'The Middle School and High School are on lockdown at this time, ' Jackson Local Schools said in a statement. All four elementary schools in the district are closed, and all extracurricular activities were canceled for the day.

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

Students will be released to their parents in the near future. If I do go tell them I want the same thing as grandma.

"They said "you can't come in, there is something happening", he said. The boy reportedly shot himself inside a boys' bathroom. The woman, Lisa Oswald, told WJW she's scared and sad for her son, who is in the sixth grade.

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