An Indiana teen who reportedly shot himself after an “active shooter situation” early Thursday morning, was not a student at the school he showed up at.
According to the Indiana State Police, authorities received an early morning tip that the suspect planned to go to Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond to perform a “violent act.” Officers arrived to the school at around the same time as the suspect, a male juvenile, who managed to shoot the glass out on a locked door and walk inside the school.
Once inside the school, the suspect started exchanging gunfire with responding officers, then reportedly shot himself, causing fatal injuries. He’s been identified as a 14-year-old boy from the Richmond area. His name has not yet been released.
No one else was injured during the incident, according to Indiana State Police Sgt. John Bowling.
“The fortunate part of this, if there is any, is that no students were injured and no officers and mainly because someone knew something and they said something,” Bowling said. “They warned police, and police were able to respond, the school was able to follow procedure to help protect students here.”
Students were taken to the nearby Richmond High School for parent pick-up. The middle school is now secure.
The story continues to develop. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
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