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One dead in shooting at Stillwater Junior High School

Filed by KOSU News in Feature, Local News.
September 26, 2012
 

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KOSU’s Michael Cross reported on the tragedy at Stillwater Junior High School Wednesday September 26th. Here’s his story.

Update at 11:52: Stillwater Public Schools officials say they have no record of bullying that Cade Poulos had faced at school. Some on the Facebook page have said he dealt with bullying at school.

Update at 10:52: Police confirm Cade Poulos shot himself to death this morning. Friends have set up a Facebook page to remember him.

Update at 10:45: Stella, a student at Stillwater Junior High, witnessed the shooting: “Everybody just heard a huge pop…there was just a gasp, everybody all at the same time. Then silence for about three seconds and then I looked over to see what it was, and I saw a body laying on the ground, with blood everywhere. And I just started running.” Click above to hear it as she relayed the story to KOSU’s Rachel Hubbard.

Update at 9:58: The student killed was an eighth grader. The shooting occured just a minute before classes were about to begin, and many students reportedly witnessed the shooting. Counselors and clergy are available to students.

Update at 9:45: A school resource officer found the student in the hallway after the shooting, according to Stillwater police.

Update at 9:25: The shooting occured at 7:50 AM, according to Stillwater police.

One student is dead after a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Stillwater Junior High School early this Wednesday morning, according to Captain Randy Dickerson of the Stillwater Police Department.

Authorities are attempting to notify the family of the victim, but have not released any more information on his or her identity.

The school is in the process of getting evacuated to the Cimarron Plaza. Parents will be able to pick up students there, according to Stillwater Public Schools. They sent a letter to parents earlier this morning:

“There was a single shooting incident at the school today. The students and staff are currently in their safe lockdown locations with their classroom teachers. At approximately 9:00 am, all students will begin to be transported to Cimarron Plaza via SPS transportation for parent pick up. Parents will not be allowed to pick up their students at the school today. Please pick them up at Cimarron Plaza. Thank you!”

Authorities evacuated nearby Skyline Elementary, but police say they are “in the process of re-opening” the school.

KOSU has reporters on scene and will bring you details as they become available.

4 Responses to “One dead in shooting at Stillwater Junior High School”

  1. Molly Brown says:

    This news is absolutely heartbreaking; my prayers go out to the parents..

  2. Tammy says:

    oh my… how sad…. Prayers for all!!!!

  3. Brenda Hitt says:

    God Bless all of the students and especially the family of the victim. Heart-wrenching.

  4. Debbie says:

    So sorry for this young person's family. Sure hope this school had a See You At The Pole time today. BULLYING MUST STOP – either by word or just an unkind look.

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