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Coweta Intermediate High School Student Reportedly Commits Suicide In Bathroom

Posted by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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Coweta Intermediate High School Student Reportedly Commits Suicide In Bathroom

Screen shot from a live feed displaying arial shots of the area around Coweta Intermediate High School.

Authorities in Oklahoma responded Monday morning to Coweta Intermediate High School after a ninth grade student reportedly committed suicide in a bathroom.

The school superintendent confirmed the reports, according to News On 6. A press conference is scheduled for this afternoon.

There were initial reports that shots were fired at the school, but police now say there was no firearm discharged, according to the Muskogee Phoenix.

The school was placed on lockdown, according to KJRH.

All ninth grade students were sent to the high school gym for parents to pick them up.

Coweta is city of approximately 10,000 people located 25 miles southeast of Tulsa.

Jeff Holmes, Superintendent of Coweta Schools, sent out a phone alert to parents Monday morning, according to News On 6.

"I regret to inform you that we have a tragic incident at our intermediate high school today," Holmes said in the message. "All 9th grade students have been moved to the high school gymnasium where they will be able to be checked out from the northwest lobby by a parent at this time. All other schools will remain in session throughout today."

Fox23 reports that there was not an armed guard at the school, according to police.

 

 

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