I-Team Update: 7th grader who shot himself on campus had ‘distractionary-type devices’

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JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Jackson Township police say they found “distractionary” devices after a student shot himself at  Jackson Memorial Middle School Tuesday morning.

Jackson Township Police Chief Mark Brink said it was not a bomb. “Something that will make some smoke, make a bang," Brink said.

Earlier Tuesday, the Fox 8 I-Team learned the 7th grader may have had explosives in his backpack.

Multiple sources told the I-Team that bomb dogs were sent to the school to search after the incident.

All Jackson Local Schools were placed on lockdown earlier this morning after the student  shot himself in a school building. It happened at just before 8 a.m.

Students were released to their parents, and all schools are closed.

The student's condition has not been released.

Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for more on this developing story.

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