According to Fox News, there has been a Monday morning shooting at a Coweta, Oklahoma intermediate high school where 9th graders are housed.
The office of the Coweta Superintendent of Schools has confirmed that the Coweta Intermediate High School was put on lockdown at approximately 9:30 a.m. local time when it was discovered that a gun had been shot. The initial report stated by a witness was that no one was hurt. When updated, the gruesome story included the detail that a student had committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot.
Students’ parents were notified about the incident and told that the situation was under control which therefore indicated that parents did not need to worry about the safety of their child.
This story breaks on the day that President Barack Obama is to head to Minnesota to attempt to get public support for his gun control agenda to end the national concern of gun violence. The push for gun control via federal gun legislation began after a lone gunman, Adam Lanza, killed 20 youngsters – aged 6 and 7 – at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec. 14, 2012. Since then, there have been several other school incidents with guns, but none comparable to the massacre in Newtown.