Boy brings gun to North Dakota school, shoots self

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal

FAIRMOUNT, N.D. (AP) — The school in the small southeastern North Dakota town of Fairmount is letting students go home for the day and calling in counselors after a high school boy brought a gun to class and shot himself.

Principal Jay Townsend says the boy survived what officials believe was a suicide attempt Thursday morning. He says the boy did not threaten anyone else.

Townsend says the boy was taken to a hospital. He doesn't know the boy's condition but says the boy was coherent.

The Richland County Sheriff's Office says the incident at the K-12 school happened about 8:30 a.m. The school was put into lockdown for about an hour.

Townsend says the school has about 110 students. About 370 people live in the town.