A teenage gunman killed himself Thursday at a school in Indiana, after being confronted by police officers who were alerted in advance of the planned attack.
Police got a tip off of potential violence at Dennis Intermediate School in the city of Richmond, according to the Indiana State Police, and they quickly swung to action to prevent the attack.
“Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the school, which had already been placed on lockdown,” the police said in a statement.
Officers confronted a teenage suspect outside the school, chased him and exchanged gunfire with him.
“The teenage suspect is deceased, the result of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the state police said.
No other students or staff were harmed, authorities said. Students were evacuated to another school campus where they were reunited with their parents.
“Due to the result of advance notification … the school had initiated their lockdown procedure which clearly prevented injury to students and faculty,” the state police said.
Eyewitnesses reported hearing several gunshots and saw a heavy police presence as the school day was commencing.
It was not immediately known if the teenager was a student at the school.