Stu­dent shoots self while in cus­tody

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

Hous­ton — Po­lice say a high school stu­dent shot him­self while in the back of a pa­trol car af­ter be­ing ar­rested ear­lier on sus­pi­cion of tak­ing a gun to his Hous­ton-area cam­pus.

Capt. Jon Moore with the Har­ris County Precinct 3 con­sta­ble’s of­fice says deputies were called to North Shore High School around 10:40 a.m. Wed­nes­day af­ter re­ports of a stu­dent pos­si­bly hav­ing a weapon on cam­pus. The stu­dent was de­tained, hand­cuffed and placed in the back of a pa­trol car. Moore says the stu­dent some­how got a firearm and then shot him­self in the back of the head.

Of­fi­cials with the Galena Park school district say the stu­dent, whose name was not re­leased, was con­scious when he was taken to a Hous­ton hospi­tal.

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