UPDATE: Dowagiac Union Schools on lockdown

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

DOWAGIAC Dowagiac Union Schools officials say all schools are on lockdown and will be closed for the day on Monday.

Police say a school custodian noticed a person believed to be a 13-years-old former student outside the Dowagiac Middle school with a gun around 6:40 a.m. The principal arrived on scene and attempted contact with the person, but they then entered the woods to the east of the building.

Officers arrived and set up a perimeter to try and find the person, who was seen walking through the woods. Officers heard a single gunshot, and found the person with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The person was taken to the hospital and their condition is unknown. According to the Associated Press, details about the boy's condition were not immediately released.

The schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution. Police and school officials believe it to be an isolated incident but are continuing to investigate.

NewsCenter 16 will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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