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Detectives: Boy Who Shot Self at School Wasn't Bullied

School Shooting
Posted at 3:01 PM, Nov 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-25 10:04:33-05

LECANTO, Fla. (AP) - Detectives have finally been able to speak to a boy who shot himself in front of teachers and classmates at Lecanto High School.

    

Citrus County Sheriff's spokeswoman Heather Yates said in a news release sent Wednesday that the 15-year-old student is recovering in a Tampa hospital.

    

Yates says the boy assured detectives that he never wanted to harm anyone other than himself and that bullying was not a reason for the Nov. 10 shooting.

    

Capt. Brad Smith said "it's a relief" to know the boy is recovering and will be getting the help he needs.

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