A police car is parked outside Jackson Township Middle School, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 in Massillon, Ohio. A school official in Ohio says a middle school student apparently shot himself after bringing a gun to school. Police say Jackson Middle School, near Massillon, is on lockdown Tuesday and that the students and staff are safe.(Bob Rossiter/The Canton Repository via AP)

Seventh-grader who shot himself in school bathroom dies

February 21, 2018 - 4:33 pm

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio seventh-grader who police said brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a restroom has died of his injuries.

The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office said the boy died at a hospital Wednesday. Jackson Township police had said the boy shot himself Tuesday at Jackson Middle School, near Massillon.

Police said they hadn't determined whether the shooting was intentional, and the investigation was continuing. No other students were injured.

Police have said the boy also had a device in his backpack meant to cause a distraction.

Authorities said they also did not know where the boy got the gun or if anyone else was involved.

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