Police: Student Shoots Himself After Firing At Teacher

Authorities say a student shot himself in the head at a Louisiana middle school after he fired at a teacher and missed.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says the 15-year-old student fired one shot Monday inside a classroom at Larose-Cut Off Middle School. He then went into a bathroom and shot himself.

Sgt. Lesley Peters, a sheriff's spokeswoman, says the student is in critical condition at a hospital in nearby Galliano. His name has not been released.

Webre says the school about 45 miles southwest of New Orleans has been locked down. He says the students were being taken to a nearby VFW hall. The shooting is still under investigation


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  • by Anonymous on May 18, 2009 at 03:48 PM
    you know better honey why wat in the world cause it
  • by HELLO Location: GOLDSBORO,NC on May 18, 2009 at 02:31 PM
    A 15 year old troubled distraught student.Parents need to pay more attention to their kids.We do not need to have another disaster like Columbine.You need to see the warning signs..........
  • by candace Location: new bern on May 18, 2009 at 02:29 PM
    this is not a good story and the idiot with the gun was only a child that had problems it is sick the way you think
  • by Phil Location: Greenville on May 18, 2009 at 01:26 PM
    Once a good story for a change!! Great thing about this story is that only the idiot with the gun may die!!
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