September 26th, 2012
11:51 AM ET

1 dead from self-inflicted shot at junior high school in Oklahoma

A student died of a self-inflicted gun shot Wednesday morning at a junior high school in Stillwater, Oklahoma, police said.

Sherry Fletcher, a spokeswoman for the city of Stillwater, said no one else was injured in the shooting at Stillwater Junior High School.

Students at the school were moved to another location so parents could pick them up or buses could take them back home, Fletcher said in a statement.

Some schools in the area were under a temporary lockdown after the shooting.

Stillwater is about 70 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

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  1. banasy©

    @Overheard:
    I know, right??

    September 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. The odds

    Nobody said all suicides and school violence are caused by drugs. That's the mentality displayed by those who blame a movie for Muslim violence.
    All I said was, that if you are under the influence of a mind altering substance like Prozac or booze, the odds of an "accident" happening go through the roof.
    Drugs and booze don't just kill brain cells, they slow reaction times significantly. 70% of all traffic fatalities are related to slow reaction times of drivers, many of whom are drunks or druggies with damaged brains.
    75% of all who take prescription SSRIs suffer from brain loss.

    September 26, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. 1954

    I feel really bad for the young guy. Help is out there.

    September 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. ThePetreausLEGACY

    He claims its just friendly fire... no reason to argue. Besides the worlds women are not fans of CNN... but what a market ehhhhh? Just think of all the new shopping for things they never needed just like the U.S. military !!!

    September 26, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Taylor1996

    I am a 16 year old kid who lives just north of Stillwater in a town called Ponca City, The kid commited suicide because everyone at school bullied him and he felt like he could never be accepted in this world. His parents had never know that he was bullied or teachers at school. I being gay have dealt with bullying since about 5th grade, Many times I've thought about suicide but I constantly remind myself that my friends and my family would be scarred if I were to kill myself. These things wouldn't happen if people in this world would praise tolerance throughout society. I live in a community where Religion dominates life, It's unfortunate that although people preach to teenagers and adults to not abuse drugs or alcohol, they don't preach treating every human as they themselves have a right to live. That they belong in this world and can find happiness of their own accord and that is all we want in life, is to be happy and feel loved. I found out about the death of this boy this morning in 1st period from a friend of mine and of course this instantly ruined my day, It's depressing to hear about another child taking their life away because they were bullied. If only we lived in a society were everyone accepted each other for who they are without prejudice. I'm glad I had parents that taught me morals of a perfect society.

    September 26, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      Thank you for sharing your story, Taylor.
      Life is precious, and we are fragile; find strength with those you love, and who love you.

      September 26, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      Thank you Taylor. Excellent post. Hopefully it gives some people something to think about.

      September 26, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Medicated

    Thank you for sharing your story Taylor. I can relate, having been physically bullied n taunted for stupid things like my hair n not wearing the "right" clothes as an adolescent.

    I dealt w it by becoming a deeply political anti-clique anti-fashion tough loner from 7th to 12th grade (during which time I discovered my bis.e.x.uality).

    It's refreshing to hear how much more positive you are than I was. I'm sure that you make a big difference in the lives of the other youth around you w your genuine n encouraging at.t.i.tude.
    Peace n Light

    September 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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