NewsPublic Affairs / December 13, 2018

The Latest: Chief Says Teen Fired Shots At Richmond School

An Indiana State Police spokesman says a 14-year-old boy who exchanged gunfire with officers at an eastern Indiana middle school before taking his own life wasn't a current student at the school.Richmond, Indiana State Police, Dennis Intermediate School, school shooting2018-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
The Latest: Chief Says Teen Fired Shots At Richmond School

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RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an eastern Indiana middle school (all times local):

3 p.m.

An Indiana State Police spokesman says a 14-year-old boy who exchanged gunfire with officers at an eastern Indiana middle school before taking his own life wasn't a current student at the school.

Capt. David Bursten says authorities aren't ready to release additional information on the suspect or the weapon he used during the Thursday morning shooting.

But he says officials are "very, very grateful" that someone had alerted authorities earlier in the morning about a potential for violence at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond. Bursten said at a news conference that the tip meant the school was on lockdown when the teen arrived and tried to enter the school.

He says the teen shot out glass in a school door and entered. Officers followed the boy and exchange gunfire with him inside the school before the teen took his own life.

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10:55 a.m.

A police chief says a teenage suspect and officers fired gunshots at each other at an eastern Indiana middle school before the youth killed himself.

Richmond Police Chief Jim Branum tells the Palladium-Item that police and school officials were alerted Thursday morning that an armed person was heading to Dennis Intermediate School with the intention of hurting people.

Branum says officers and the teen fired shots near a school door before the boy went inside the building, where he later killed himself. It wasn't immediately known whether the teen was wounded by officers.

Indiana State Police Sgt. John Bowling says no one else at the school or any officers were injured. Officials didn't immediately confirm whether the suspect was a student at the school or his age.

Students from the school were being bused to Richmond High School for parents to pick them up. The city is near the Indiana-Ohio state line about 60 miles east of Indianapolis.

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10:20 a.m.

A spokesman for Indiana State Police says a teenage suspect killed himself inside an eastern Indiana middle school when he was confronted by officers during a shooting.

Police Sgt. John Bowling says a quick response by local police and staff at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond prevented any other students from being injured Thursday morning.

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

Students from the school were being bused to Richmond High School for parents to pick them up. The city is near the Indiana-Ohio state line about 60 miles east of Indianapolis.

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10 a.m.

A school spokeswoman says all students and staffers are safe following a shooting at an eastern Indiana middle school where police say a teenage suspect has died.

Bridget Hazelbaker of Richmond Community Schools tells the Palladium-Item that the suspect was the only person injured Thursday morning at Dennis Intermediate School.

Indiana State Police Capt. David Bursten says he couldn't immediately confirm how the suspect died or other details of what led up to the shooting.

Students from the school were being bused to Richmond High School for parents to pick them up. The city is near the Indiana-Ohio state line about 60 miles (96 kilometers) east of Indianapolis.

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9:35 a.m.

Authorities say a teenage suspect has been killed at an eastern Indiana middle school.

Indiana State Police say in a Twitter post that no other students were reported injured in Thursday morning's shooting at Dennis Middle School in Richmond.

No other details were immediately available, and messages left with police by The Associated Press weren't immediately returned. Police say a spokesman will soon be at the scene to provide more information.

Richmond is near the Indiana-Ohio state line about 60 miles east of Indianapolis.

 

 

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