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 died Wednesday, February 21 at Children’s Medical Center in Akron.
The seventh-grader arrived at the school by bus at about 7:50 a.m. Tuesday. Jackson Township Police Chief Mark Brink said Simons went directly into a school restroom and used a 22-caliber long gun to shoot himself.
The Jackson Township Fire Department took the boy to a hospital.
Brink said there was one gun, and officers discovered other items in the boy’s backpack.