jackson township student shoots self

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

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 […]

Jackson Local Schools to reopen Wednesday; counselors available at all schools

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio —  Jackson Local Schools announced Tuesday evening that all of its school buildings will reopen Wednesday, Feb. 21. Authorities said a 7th-grader shot himself inside Jackson Memorial Middle School Tuesday morning. His condition is not known. Jackson Township Police Chief Mark Brink said there was one gun, but officers discovered other items in the […]

Jackson Township student who shot self planned school shooting

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Jackson Township student who shot himself last week had planned a school shooting, Chief Mark Brink says. Thirteen-year-old Keith Simons brought a long gun into Jackson Memorial Middle School, along with a backpack carrying ammunition, bottle rockets and batteries on Feb. 20. He shot and killed himself in the restroom. […]

Jackson Local School Board holds first meeting since student shot self in middle school

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Jackson Local School Board in Stark County met for the first time Tuesday since a 13-year-old student brought a .22 caliber rifle to school and fatally shot himself. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, police say Keith Simons snuck the long gun into Jackson Middle School along with a backpack carrying ammunition, bottle […]

Jackson Local Schools reopening today, parents have choice to keep kids home

JACKSON TWP., Ohio — Jackson Local Schools will reopen Wednesday, the day after authorities say a seventh grader shot himself inside Jackson Memorial Middle School.  Police say Tuesday morning, a student shot himself in the men’s bathroom. The school was put on lock-down as police, Stark County Sheriff’s deputies and federal authorities swept the school. […]

Jackson Township police give update on student who fatally shot self on campus

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Jackson Township Police Chief Mark Brink is holding a press conference to address the continuing investigation into the student who fatally shot himself inside a school. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s office has released the name of the student who shot himself inside Jackson Middle School Tuesday. 13-year-old Keith Simons of Jackson Township […]

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