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Indiana police thwart would-be school shooter’s plan to commit violence as suspect was en route to school


'Someone knew something, and they said something'

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An unidentified male teenager is dead after police thwarted plans to attack an Indiana school on Thursday.

What are the details?

The teenager was on his way to Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond, Indiana, when police received a tip that the teen was planning to carry out a plan to commit violence at the school.

However, the police were able to act quickly and stop the teen from carrying out his plan.

CNN reports that the teen exchanged gunfire with officers at the school before turning the gun on himself, according to Indiana State Police Sgt. John Bowling.

"Someone knew something, and they said something," Bowling said.

It is unclear at this time whether the teen was a student at the school, or why the teen decided to target Dennis Intermediate School, which enrolls 560 children from grades 5-8. No students were injured in the incident.

In response to the incident, the Richmond Community Schools were placed on a lockdown.

Those students inside the intermediate school were taken to Richmond High School. Parents were directed to pick their children up at a nearby performing arts center.

What did the state police say?

The Indiana State Police addressed the incident on Twitter.

"Shooting at Dennis Middle School, Richmond, IN, in Wayne Co. has resulted in the death of the teenage suspect. No other students reported to be injured. @ISPPendleton Sgt. John Bowling will arrive shortly and will update media on where to meet for more info," a tweet read.

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