Silo schools locked down after shooting


SILO, Okla. — The Silo Public School was put on lockdown Monday morning after a seventh grade student shot herself in the school’s parking lot.

“This appears to be an isolated incident involving one student,” said a statement on the district website from Superintendent Bill Caruthers. “It appears no other students were involved or were ever in danger. Our thoughts and prayers are with the student and her family.”

Bryan County Sheriff Ken Golden said the girl was in her father’s vehicle and used a gun he kept in his car. Her father is an employee of the school, Golden said.

The girl was flown to Plano for treatment.

School was back in session on Tuesday, after administrators canceled school for the remainder of the day on Monday.