Police say a student has apparently committed suicide in a shooting at a junior high school in
Stillwater, Okla.

Stillwater Junior High School (Stillwater Public Schools)

Police Capt. Randy Dickerson said a school resource officer heard a gunshot shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday. The student was found dead in a hallway before classes began, he said.

The junior high school and a nearby elementary school were locked down, authorities said. Classes were canceled for the day, and parents were told they could pick up their children at a nearby shopping center.

"It doesn't appear that anyone else was in danger or
threatened," Dickerson said.

The school, which has eighth- and ninth-grade students, sent a statement to parents saying there had been a "single shooting incident" and that students and staff were moved to a safe location.


The Associated Press contributed to this story.