Boy's mother called 911 before Indiana school shooting

Boy's mother called 911 before Indiana school shooting Photo: AP

December 14, 2018 05:51 PM

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old Indiana boy's mother was the 911 caller who warned authorities before the teenager shot his way into a middle school and exchanged gunfire with officers.

State Police said Friday that the mother warned of "imminent danger" before Thursday morning's shooting at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond.

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Her tip meant the school was on lockdown when the boy shot out glass in a locked door, entered the school and exchanged shots inside with pursuing police officers before apparently killing himself.

Police also announced that preliminary autopsy results show the teen died from a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Richmond Police Chief Jim Branum tells the Palladium-Item the boy was carrying a pistol and a rifle when he entered the school about 60 miles (96 kilometers) east of Indianapolis. No one else was injured in the shooting.

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