Student Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot At McKinney North High School, District Says
Authorities say a North Texas high school was locked down after a student died from a self-inflicted gunshot.
The McKinney Independent School District said Friday that McKinney North High School was placed in lockdown around 11 a.m. after reports of a gunshot. Police and school officials responded and learned the student was dead. They didn't release any information about the student, including the student's name, age and sex.
The district said no other students were harmed and police secured the location.
Officials say students who drove to school could leave campus and others will be taken to McKinney Boyd High School where they can be picked up.
We are transporting North students to Boyd to a reunification site. Students that drive their own vehicles to school will be checked out at North and will be permitted to leave.— McKinney ISD (@mckinneyisd) June 1, 2018
UPDATE: In an effort to release students from North in the most calm and organized manner, it is taking longer than anticipated. We are loading buses to take students to Boyd. They will not be ready for pick-up at Boyd until about 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. We appreciate your patience.— McKinney ISD (@mckinneyisd) June 1, 2018
According to the district's academic calendar, classes end June 7 for McKinney students.
The shooting in McKinney comes two days after Gov. Greg Abbott released his 40-page plan to improve safety at Texas schools in light of the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 people dead.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.