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Update: Student shot at North Dakota High School

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Some new information from a press conference held by the Richland County Sheriff's Department at around 1:00 PM.

The student who shot himself is a freshman, and shot himself in the head in front of 7 other freshman students and a teacher.

The teacher provided first aid to the student who shot himself, while the other students were taken to the library.

The student said he did not want to hurt anyone else.

He was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center, but his condition is unknown. However, sheriff's officials say he was conscious following the shooting.

Officials would not comment on the possible motive, but did say they don't believe he was bullied.

School in Fairmount will resume on Friday as normal, and counselors will be on hand.


 The school in the small southeastern North Dakota town of Fairmount is letting students go home for the day and calling in counselors after a high school boy brought a gun to class and shot himself. 

  Principal Jay Townsend says the boy survived what officials believe was a suicide attempt Thursday morning. He says the boy did not threaten anyone else.

  Townsend says the boy was taken to a hospital. He doesn't know the boy's condition but says the boy was coherent.

  The Richland County Sheriff's Office says the incident at the K-12 school happened about 8:30 a.m. The school was put into lockdown for about an hour.

  Townsend says the school has about 110 students. About 370 people live in the town.

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