Teen shooter reported killed in Richmond school shooting

first_imgRichmond, In. — Indiana State Police now say shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday morning an active shooter was reported at the Dennis Middle School in Richmond.Officers from multiple agencies responded to the school, which had already been placed on lockdown.  As officers arrived, they confronted the 14-year-old male suspect outside the school who then reportedly shot out the glass of a locked entry door to the school, and ran inside with police officers in pursuit.  The suspect, once in the school, and being pursued exchanged gunfire with police officers.  The teenage suspect is deceased the result of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  No officers were injured and it has not been determined if the suspect was wounded by police.It is important to emphasize that due to the result of advance notification of the potential for a violent act at the school, the school had initiated their lockdown procedure which clearly prevented injury to students and faculty even though the suspect was able to enter the school.The school will be closed Friday, December 14 and Monday, December 17.last_img

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