10 dead afterMN student shooting

Ten people are dead after a student allegedly opened fire at the Red Lake Indian Reservation, first at his grandparentís home then inside his high school, officials said.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | March 22, 2005


Ten people are dead after a student allegedly opened fire at the Red Lake Indian Reservation, first at his grandparentís home then inside his high school, officials said.

The studentís grandparents were among the victims, as were five students at Red Lake High School, along with a teacher and a security guard. The gunman himself was found dead as well.

Fourteen to 15 other students were injured, including two critically, said FBI spokesman Paul McCabe said at a news conference.

"At this time, we believe he was acting alone," McCabe added. Local officials reported the student was 15-17 years old. The boy's father killed himself several years ago, and his mother lives in a nursing home after injuries sustained in a car accident.

The studentís grandfather was a police officer and local authorities said his guns could have been used in the shooting. The boy had two handguns and a shotgun.

It is the worst school shooting since the Columbine tragedy in 1999, when two students at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded 23 before killing themselves.

Red Lake High School was evacuated after the shootings and locked down for investigation.

The Red Lake Indian Reservation is in northern Minnesota.


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