McKINNEY (CBSDFW.COM) – Several police officers were called to McKinney North High School before the lunch hour after reports of a shooting.
McKinney police say a teacher found a student with a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside an empty room at the school. They have no evidence at this point that the student was planning an attack or a school shooting.
Police are going through the student’s phone and computer looking for evidence or motive behind the suicide but don’t know why he killed himself.
No students witnessed or even reported hearing the gunshot, according to police.
After the shooting the school was placed on lockdown.
McKinney Police were not ready to release specific details Friday afternoon on how the student got the gun.
Students were taken to McKinney Boyd High School where parents could pick them up if they chose. Students who drove their own vehicles to school were checked out and allowed to leave campus immediately. Normal school bus routes were scheduled to run as normal this afternoon.
No other students are believed to be involved in the incident and there were no other injuries reported.
Police say the scene is secure.
McKinney ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rick McDaniel posted the following statement to their Facebook page Friday evening.