The Jackson Local School district opened its doors to students and staff this morning as normal, despite a shooting and district-wide lockdown on Tuesday.
“Our goal is to maintain the normalcy of the school day. Please be sensitive to misinformation circulating through social media,” school officials explained in a post made to the district’s Facebook page.
“We will have a counseling and mental health team available to support our students and staff in all school buildings. We are partnering with the Jackson Township Police Department, and we will have additional law enforcement personnel present in all school buildings. We cherish our partnership with parents and will support any parent deciding to keep their child at home.”
The incident on Tuesday morning involved a 7th-grade student that reportedly arrived at Jackson Memorial Middle School, went into the bathroom and shot himself with what police call a ‘long-gun.’
The child was rushed to Akron Children’s Hospital where he remains in serious condition.
No other injuries were reported.