CINCINNATI (AP) — Students will return for an all-school prayer service before classes at an all-male Catholic high school in Ohio the day after police said a student shot himself in a classroom.
The unidentified student was hospitalized in critical condition Monday after an apparent suicide attempt in La Salle High School west of Cincinnati. Police say there was no threat to other students or staff, but the school was locked down and students later were dismissed.
A school spokesman says counselors have been available at the school and officials felt it's important to bring students back together.
Green Township police describe the weapon as a semi-automatic handgun. They were investigating how the student obtained the gun and took it into school.
School officials say he's an honors student with extensive community service.