A student at a Cincinnati parochial school was in critical condition after he pulled out a gun in a classroom and shot himself in an apparent suicide attempt, officials said.
The youth, who has not been named, was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where his condition was described as critical, officials said.
The incident, the latest involving a gun at a school, took place at La Salle High School in Cincinnati. About 700 students attend the all-male Roman Catholic school, which posted a message on the building’s announcement board: “Please Pray for the Students of La Salle.”
About 8 a.m., “a student produced a gun inside one of the classrooms and shot himself, and we're dealing with that now,” Green Township Police Chief Bart West told reporters at a televised news conference at the school. West would not discuss what type of weapon was involved.