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7th grader with a rifle shoots himself at a middle school today

In yet another incident involving a high-powered firearm on school property, a 7th grader at an Ohio middle school shot himself on campus today.


The shooting occurred this morning at Jackson Memorial Middle School in Massillon, Ohio. The student was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Today's incident occurred just six days after 17 people were shot dead and several others injured at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The weapon has been described as a ".22 calibre long gun."

Fortunately, no one else was injured in the incident.


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