SMITHVILLE, Texas (KXAN) - A student at Smithville Junior High School died Friday from a self-inflicted injury after he shot himself on Wednesday morning at the school, the superintendent's office confirmed. No one saw the event happen.
The student, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital in serious condition and all others on the campus were reported to be safe. Counseling was being provided for those who need it, the school district said.
Officials said the student shot himself in a restroom as classes were changing at the beginning of the day. The school was placed on a lockdown briefly and parents were notified by text message and email.
"Regretfully, we have had a student attempt suicide in school," the message said. "There were no other students who witnessed this action or were involved. Counseling is being provided to students. You may come to campus to pick up your child if you choose. Thank you."
Parents were told they could come to the school and bring their children home.
The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office was assisting Smithville police in the investigation, officials said.
On Oct. 15, a 16-year-old student died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Lanier High School. That shooting happened in front of other students in the school's courtyard.
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