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Oklahoma middle school closed after student suicide

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An intermediate school in Coweta, Okla., has been closed for the day after a ninth-grade student reportedly committed suicide, according to Newson6.com.

The Tulsa TV station said Coweta's school superintendent confirmed that the shooting occurred Monday morning in a school bathroom.

At a brief news conference, however, Coweta Police Lt. Donnie Krumsiek offered few details, except to say that "no firearms were discharged in the buildling." He did not elaborate.

Krumsiek said three police officers responded within seconds after police got a phone call at 8:35 a.m. local time from the school seeking assistance.

"Everything is under control," he said. "The schools did an outstanding job, immediately going into lockdown."

At the same news conference, school superintendent Jeff Holmes said the intermediate high school would be be closed for the day, but that other schools in the city would remain open. Initially, the high school was also in lockdown.

Holmes said the ninth graders were sent to the gym and were being picked up by parents.

Coweta is a city of 9,500 people located 25 miles southeast of Tulsa.


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