Middle School Gunman Kills Himself After Gunfight With Police
By Tom Knighton
A would-be middle school shooter was thwarted after an unnamed tipster notified police. Following a gunfight with police, the shooter turned his gun on himself.
After a tipster reported a “potential violent act” that might occur at an Indiana middle school, officers confronted a 14-year-old gunman, who killed himself but didn’t harm any others, according to police.
When the tipster called police around 8 a.m. Thursday to report potential violence at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond, the school was locked down and officers were sent to the scene, the Indiana State Police said.
After officers confronted the teen outside the school, the gunman “reportedly shot out the glass of a locked entry door” and ran inside the building, police said.
The teen, who was not a student at the school but lived in the area, exchanged gunfire with the officers as they followed him, police said.
The 14-year-old died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. It’s not clear if the suspect was wounded by officers, police added.
No students were injured in the confrontation.
Honestly, this is still tragic, but not as tragic as it could have been. The ideal situation would have been to get this young man some help before …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms