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Police say student kills himself in Oklahoma junior high

  • A Stillwater Junior High student hugs a member of the staff as her class is escorted to a waiting bus following the death of a student Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 in Stillwater, Okla. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/The News Press,Chase Rheam)

    A Stillwater Junior High student hugs a member of the staff as her class is escorted to a waiting bus following the death of a student Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 in Stillwater, Okla. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/The News Press,Chase Rheam) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A Stillwater Junior High student hugs a member of the staff as her class is escorted to a waiting bus following the death of a student Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 in Stillwater, Okla. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/The News Press,Chase Rheam)

    A Stillwater Junior High student hugs a member of the staff as her class is escorted to a waiting bus following the death of a student Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 in Stillwater, Okla. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/The News Press,Chase Rheam) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A sign declaring Stillwater Junior High School as a drug free and gun free zone is pictured outside the school in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.  A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at the schooll before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    A sign declaring Stillwater Junior High School as a drug free and gun free zone is pictured outside the school in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at the schooll before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A sign declaring Stillwater Junior High School as a drug free and gun free zone is pictured outside the school in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.  A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at the schooll before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    A sign declaring Stillwater Junior High School as a drug free and gun free zone is pictured outside the school in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at the schooll before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Police and fire vehicles are parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said,   (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Police and fire vehicles are parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Police and fire vehicles are parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said,   (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Police and fire vehicles are parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A fire-rescue truck  and a police car are parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    A fire-rescue truck and a police car are parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A fire-rescue truck  and a police car are parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    A fire-rescue truck and a police car are parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Stillwater, Okla., Police Capt. Randy Dickerson, right, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is Superintendent  of schools Ann Caine.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Stillwater, Okla., Police Capt. Randy Dickerson, right, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is Superintendent of schools Ann Caine. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Stillwater, Okla., Police Capt. Randy Dickerson, right, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is Superintendent  of schools Ann Caine.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Stillwater, Okla., Police Capt. Randy Dickerson, right, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is Superintendent of schools Ann Caine. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ann Caine, right center, superintendent of Stillwater schools, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson is at right. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Ann Caine, right center, superintendent of Stillwater schools, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson is at right. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ann Caine, right center, superintendent of Stillwater schools, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson is at right. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Ann Caine, right center, superintendent of Stillwater schools, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson is at right. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A police cruiser is parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.  A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at the schooll before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    A police cruiser is parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at the schooll before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A police cruiser is parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.  A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at the schooll before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    A police cruiser is parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at the schooll before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

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  • Lorenzo and Silvia Cook hug after they meet in a Cimarron Plaza in Stillwater, Okla. Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in the hallway of Stillwater junior high school on Wednesday. Students were evacuated from the school and  later taken to the mall to be reunited with their families.  (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Jonathan Sutton )  ONLINE OUT; TV OUT; TULSA OUT

    Lorenzo and Silvia Cook hug after they meet in a Cimarron Plaza in Stillwater, Okla. Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in the hallway of Stillwater junior high school on Wednesday. Students were evacuated from the school and later taken to the mall to be reunited with their families. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Jonathan Sutton ) ONLINE OUT; TV OUT; TULSA OUT Purchase photo reprints »

  • Lorenzo and Silvia Cook hug after they meet in a Cimarron Plaza in Stillwater, Okla. Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in the hallway of Stillwater junior high school on Wednesday. Students were evacuated from the school and  later taken to the mall to be reunited with their families.  (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Jonathan Sutton )  ONLINE OUT; TV OUT; TULSA OUT

    Lorenzo and Silvia Cook hug after they meet in a Cimarron Plaza in Stillwater, Okla. Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in the hallway of Stillwater junior high school on Wednesday. Students were evacuated from the school and later taken to the mall to be reunited with their families. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Jonathan Sutton ) ONLINE OUT; TV OUT; TULSA OUT Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ann Caine, left, superintendent of Stillwater schools, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Ann Caine, left, superintendent of Stillwater schools, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ann Caine, left, superintendent of Stillwater schools, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Ann Caine, left, superintendent of Stillwater schools, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ann Caine, left, superintendent of Stillwater schools, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Ann Caine, left, superintendent of Stillwater schools, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Stillwater, Okla., Police Captain Randy Dickerson, right, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is school Superintendent Ann Caine.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Stillwater, Okla., Police Captain Randy Dickerson, right, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is school Superintendent Ann Caine. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Stillwater, Okla., Police Captain Randy Dickerson, right, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is school Superintendent Ann Caine.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Stillwater, Okla., Police Captain Randy Dickerson, right, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is school Superintendent Ann Caine. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A fire-rescue truck is parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    A fire-rescue truck is parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A fire-rescue truck is parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    A fire-rescue truck is parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Purchase photo reprints »

  • A Stillwater Junior High student hugs a member of the staff as her class is escorted to a waiting bus following the death of a student Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 in Stillwater, Okla. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/The News Press,Chase Rheam)
  • A Stillwater Junior High student hugs a member of the staff as her class is escorted to a waiting bus following the death of a student Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 in Stillwater, Okla. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/The News Press,Chase Rheam)
  • A sign declaring Stillwater Junior High School as a drug free and gun free zone is pictured outside the school in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.  A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at the schooll before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • A sign declaring Stillwater Junior High School as a drug free and gun free zone is pictured outside the school in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.  A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at the schooll before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Police and fire vehicles are parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said,   (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Police and fire vehicles are parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said,   (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • A fire-rescue truck  and a police car are parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • A fire-rescue truck  and a police car are parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Stillwater, Okla., Police Capt. Randy Dickerson, right, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is Superintendent  of schools Ann Caine.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Stillwater, Okla., Police Capt. Randy Dickerson, right, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is Superintendent  of schools Ann Caine.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Ann Caine, right center, superintendent of Stillwater schools, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson is at right. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Ann Caine, right center, superintendent of Stillwater schools, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson is at right. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • A police cruiser is parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.  A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at the schooll before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • A police cruiser is parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.  A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at the schooll before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • A pedestrian walks under cover of an umbrellaon the main mall in downtown Tulsa Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012. CHRISTOPHER SMITH/ Tulsa World  (AP Photo/Tulsa World,  )  ONLINE OUT; TV OUT; TULSA OUT
  • Lorenzo and Silvia Cook hug after they meet in a Cimarron Plaza in Stillwater, Okla. Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in the hallway of Stillwater junior high school on Wednesday. Students were evacuated from the school and  later taken to the mall to be reunited with their families.  (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Jonathan Sutton )  ONLINE OUT; TV OUT; TULSA OUT
  • Lorenzo and Silvia Cook hug after they meet in a Cimarron Plaza in Stillwater, Okla. Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012. A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in the hallway of Stillwater junior high school on Wednesday. Students were evacuated from the school and  later taken to the mall to be reunited with their families.  (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Jonathan Sutton )  ONLINE OUT; TV OUT; TULSA OUT
  • Ann Caine, left, superintendent of Stillwater schools, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Ann Caine, left, superintendent of Stillwater schools, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Ann Caine, left, superintendent of Stillwater schools, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Stillwater, Okla., Police Captain Randy Dickerson, right, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is school Superintendent Ann Caine.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Stillwater, Okla., Police Captain Randy Dickerson, right, answers a question during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after A 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday. Looking on is school Superintendent Ann Caine.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • A fire-rescue truck is parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • A fire-rescue truck is parked outside Stillwater Junior High School in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 after a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in a hallway at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, police said, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

STILLWATER, Okla. — A gunshot rang out at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose.

Soon, though, students learned no one else was in danger. One of their eighth-grade classmates had taken his own life, shooting himself in the head with a handgun in the hall, authorities said.

“Throughout the entire thing, we all thought someone shot someone else,” said student Paiton Gardner, 14. “We didn’t know it was a suicide. We were freaking out.”

Some students bolted outside Stillwater Junior High. Staffers quickly locked down the building and evacuated the rest of the school’s 700 eighth- and ninth-graders, along with students from an adjacent elementary school, police Capt. Randy Dickerson said.

Dickerson said the 13-year-old didn’t leave a note, and authorities said they don’t know why he killed himself. Superintendent Ann Caine, who oversees the district about 70 miles west of Tulsa, said there weren’t any reports that the teen had been bullied.

“There is no indication that that’s what occurred,” Caine said. She said the teen was a good student who got along with other kids.

About 120 people attended a vigil Wednesday evening at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

Hana Sumpter, a 14-year-old eight-grader, said she was friends with the boy and was standing nearby when the student shot himself.

“I heard the gunshot. I turned around and he was on the floor,” Sumpter said, adding that he had given no indication of problems beforehand.

The Rev. Derrek Belase led the group in prayer. Members of the student’s family did not attend the service.

Police wouldn’t say where the weapon came from or how the eighth-grader got it into the school. Caine said there aren’t any metal detectors but expects there will be discussions about the policy.

Gardner said she realized something was wrong early Wednesday when students began to run past her.

“People looked terrified,” said Gardner, a ninth-grader. “The football coach was like, ‘Get out, get out! Someone’s been shot.’”

She and other students sprinted down the hallway, passing blood on the wall and floor as she ran to a nearby playground.

Another ninth-grader, Jake Green, said he heard the single shot ring out after he and dozens of other students gathered to pray before school.

“We heard this loud boom and everyone just got quiet,” Green said. “No one said a word.”

A teacher told the students to get out of the building, Green said.

“Everyone was really scared. We didn’t know if the kid shot himself or if there was a shooter outside the school who shot in,” Green said. “Everyone didn’t know what was going on, so they were screaming and running as fast as they could to get to the playground.”

Some students wore superhero costumes Wednesday as part of an effort to raise cancer awareness, but Dickerson said the student who shot himself didn’t appear to be dressed up.

“If was wearing a costume, it wasn’t evident to me,” Dickerson said.

Green said students who were already in their classrooms were locked in the building for about an hour. Parents were told to pick up their children at a nearby shopping center.

“It was really scary,” Green said. “Everyone’s kind of traumatized and doesn’t know how to act or respond.”

Kenny Monday told The Associated Press that his son, Kennedy, heard the gunshot but did not witness the shooting.

“It’s so sad that the kid lost his life, but we’re just glad he didn’t shoot anyone else,” Monday said.

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