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Teen exchanges gunfire

UPDATE 8:47 a.m.

A teenage suspect and police officers exchanged gunfire outside an eastern Indiana middle school Thursday morning before the boy ran inside and killed himself, authorities said.

Indiana State Police Sgt. John Bowling said no one else at Dennis Intermediate School or any officers were injured during the shooting in Richmond, which is near the Indiana-Ohio state line about 60 miles (96 kilometres) east of Indianapolis.

Police and school officials were notified that an armed person was heading to the school with the intention of hurting people, Richmond Police Chief Jim Branum told the Palladium-Item. The shooting occurred around 8:20 a.m.

Branum said officers and the teen fired shots near a school door before the boy went inside. It wasn't immediately known whether the teen was wounded by officers during the confrontation. Officials didn't immediately confirm whether the suspect was a student at the school or his age.

Bowling said the police were investigating at the school and at another site in the city.

Bowling credited a quick response by local police and school staff for preventing further tragedy.

"Local police had received information and they reacted on that very swiftly, and I think because of their swift reaction and also the swift reaction at the school that no student injuries happened," Bowling said.


ORIGINAL 7:43 a.m.

A teenage suspect killed himself inside an eastern Indiana middle school when he was confronted by police during a shooting Thursday morning, investigators said.

Indiana State Police Sgt. John Bowling said no other students or staff were injured during the shooting at Dennis Middle School in Richmond, which is near the Indiana-Ohio state line about 60 miles (96 kilometres) east of Indianapolis.

"Local police had received information and they reacted on that very swiftly, and I think because of their swift reaction and also the swift reaction at the school that no student injuries happened," Bowling said.

Bowling didn't detail what information was given to police, but he said officers are investigating at the school and another site.

Bowling said gunshots were fired during the incident, but he couldn't immediately confirm how many shots were fired or by whom. He said he also couldn't yet confirm whether the suspect was a student at the school or his age.

All students and staffers were safe following the shooting, said Bridget Hazelbaker, a spokeswoman for Richmond Community Schools. She told the Palladium-Item that the suspect was the only person injured in the shooting.

Students from the school were being bused to Richmond High School for parents to pick them up.



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