Galena Park ISD Student shoots self at school

Student was found with gun at North Shore Senior High School

Published On: Dec 05 2012 12:42:40 PM CST
North Shore High School
HOUSTON -

A handcuffed Houston-area high school student shot himself while he was in the back of a police car on Wednesday, detectives said.

Galena Park Independent School District officials said a student took a gun to North Shore Senior High School.

Officers said they found the student and took him into custody. The student was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car but apparently still had a gun, investigators said.

The student then shot himself in the back of the head, police said.

Detectives have not said if officers had taken a gun from a student before he was placed in the patrol car or if the student had multiple weapons.

The student was transported to Ben Taub Hospital. His condition has not been released, but officials said he was conscious and breathing when he was transported.

Officials have not said why the student took the gun to school.