Police cars arrive at the McKinney North High school, about 60 km north of Dallas, Texas, the United States, on June 1, 2018. Local officials confirmed Friday that a high school student died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in McKinney North High School. (Xinhua/Tian Dan)
HOUSTON, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Local officials confirmed Friday that a high school student died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in McKinney North High School, about 60 km north of Dallas, Texas, the United States.
The school was put on lockdown around noon time after the shooting happened, McKinney police said. No other students were injured, according to the school district's website.
After police secured the campus, students were taken to a nearby school where parents could pick them up.
Circumstances surrounding the death and what preceded it are unclear. Police said due to the nature of the shooting and because the student was a minor, they would not be issuing a statement regarding what took place.
In a statement posted on social media, McKinney Mayor George Fuller said: "I'm incredibly saddened by the news of a McKinney North H.S. sophomore student who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the high school earlier today."
"As a community, let's come together to support this student's family and the McKinney North HS family as a whole," he continued.
The shooting comes during heightened awareness about school security nationwide in the wake of multiple incidents, including threats and mass shootings.
Earlier this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott unveiled a 40-page list of recommendations to improve school safety following the Santa Fe school shooting that claimed the lives of ten people.