Thursday morning around 8:40am, in a rural North Dakota school, a freshman student got up during study hall, apologized, then shot himself.
There were seven students and a teacher in the room when the attempted suicide happened. They were not physically harmed, but I’m quite sure that this will run through their minds for a while.
He was still conscious when he was rushed to a hospital from Fairmount Public School. This school houses classes kindergarten through 12th, with a whopping 112 students total.
(Note to self: Check this schools academic scores. Then check the property value in this area.)
The mayor of Fairmount, Mayor Jon Nelk, says that the (unnamed) student lived his entire life in this city of 380. He also states, ‘As far as I know, he’s well behaved and a good kid’.
The mayor also stated that this was an isolated incident.
(I personally think that any incident like this would be deemed isolated. Things like this is never the norm.)
The school went into immediate lockdown after the incident as they ordered the entire student body to the library. Parents were alerted to come retrieve their students within the hour.
A teacher was there to administer first aid until he was taken to St Francis Hospital in Breckenridge.
His condition is unknown.
And no one knows why he did it.