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. saywhat

    About time students at all levels are allowed to exercise their right to carry arms.
    If others were carrying firearms , the moment this student took out his gun he would have been shot multiple times and this tragic self inflicted death could have been avoided.
    God, guns don't kill.

    September 26, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    This sounds like the song "Jeremy" by Pearl Jam.
    What an awful thing.

    September 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO ©

    Careful saywhat, the sarcasm font is not visible. Someone is bound to think you are serious.

    My heart bleeds for this kid. I can sympathize. I didn't have the best time of my life at that age either. Just hang on kids. Life gets better if you work at it. Don't give up.

    September 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. from stilly

    apparently it was due to bullying. it is sad that he felt that this was the only way out. too bad. too young. too late.

    September 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    @ BOMBO

    Thanks , good advice. One can never be too careful in such matters. And very well said "Just hang on kids.......".
    You made it by doing just that as I can gather from your post despite the odds you must have faced. My respects to you Sir.
    Good morning@banasy.
    Awful indeed. Lessons to be learned. But then that is not in our national character anymore.

    September 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. JayDawg

    I don't get why kids in the US do this. You don't hear about it in third world countries where people are starving. Over there people are struggling to live, while in wealthy countries kids don't even want to live. Maybe we have it too good here in the states.

    September 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. sowhat

    He probably wasn't a problem child forced on meds. Probly just another "crazy" school shooter. Ain't that right, mom?

    September 26, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      The kid committed suicide.
      Speculation at this time, until we find out more, is disingenuous.
      One thing he DIDN'T do was take out a bunch of innocents, so I am not sure precisely what your point is.

      September 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Coach

    I hear you JayDawg. Kids in the United States have it too good and too easy. Adults do too with the Obama Nanny State we now have in the U.S. Dont want to work, make your house payment, or buy groceries, then no problem. The government will steal money from those that do work and give it to you. Want to play Xbox all day and not go to school, then that's ok too. This is the U.S. under Obama.

    September 26, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Best use of sarcasm *yet*.

      September 26, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BOMBO ©

    I don't want to imply I had it as tough as most of these kids did, but I do remember if you are a misfit or socially inept, life felt hopeless sometimes.

    And, I can't help but think the tone of these comments would have been much different if he had shot anyone else besides himself.

    September 26, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      I agree, BOMBO: it would seem that some would desire such a disastrous result so they could start bloviating on their pet topic du jour.

      I also agree with you on hanging in there; this too shall pass.
      Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

      September 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ¬©

      And to be clear, I am still a misfit and somewhat socially inept, but in the adult world, that just means "entertainingly eccentric". So for kids who are having a rough time of it, can't fit in, get picked on, have no real friends, can't talk to girls, and on and on... life can get better. You can end up with marketable skills, a decent job, married, with two great kids.

      September 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Coach

    Kids today need to toughen up. Maybe if we put wrestling back in physical education and have mandatory ROTC for the boys they would man up to situations.

    September 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. assistant Coach

    Sarcasm? It's the Medical Establisment's opinion, not simply my sarcasm.
    Got problem child? Best call on SSRIs. And keep Anti-Psychotic's number handy for future use.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      The post I made that remark to had nothing about it about
      Medicine at all.
      If one hasn't a clue as to who one is talking to, one should be careful as to what they reply, or risk looking like the fool.

      September 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Oh, my...should be:
      The post I made that remark to had nothing in it about

      September 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Harvard Philosophy Professor specializing in logic

    Therefore, we can logically assume that anyone who is on prescription drugs will kill someone. We can also logically assume that all people who are on prescription drugs will never kill anyone. Further, we must conclude that all prescription drugs must be outlawed. Thank you Philip, you will graduate with distinction this term.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      This answer is funnier...without the edit.

      September 26, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Harvard Philosophy Professor specializing in logic (edit)

    Second sentence shopuld read "We can also logically assume that all people who are NOT on prescription drugs will never kill anyone."

    Please forgive the professor, he had a little too much non-prescription wine last night.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Overheard on CNN

    Some nonsensical gibberish about prescription drugs, child s. abuse, coaching, and conspiracies that no one can follow. CNN invites readers to try to decipher this mess. We sure can't.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    Way to give hope to teens that may be thinking of killing themselves,
    Dr. Strangelove.

    My sympathy to his family.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
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