TULSA - Students at Coweta Intermediate High School have been released to their parents after a student took his own life at school Monday morning.
Police were called at 8:35 A.M. and the school, as well as Coweta High School next door, was placed on immediate lockdown.
Students that KRMG spoke with say the IOC (intruder on campus) announcement was believed to be a drill but the standard precautions were taken.
When students learned that the situation was no drill, they were concerned, saying things like "This kind of thing doesn't happen in Coweta."
KRMG was the first to report the lockdown and first to confirm that a student had committed suicide in one of the school's bathrooms.
School officials and Coweta Police held a press conference at Coweta City Hall at 2 P.M. to release more information about the case.
Police confirm that the 15-year-old male shot himself to death in one of the bathrooms but would release further details.
KRMG asked if bullying was a factor. Police and school officials were vague and evasive with repeated questions about bullying.
School officials would only go so far as to say that the deceased was "a fine young man."
KRMG has learned that Coweta Intermediate High School will be open and operating as normal tomorrow with grief counselors on hand to talk with students.
A vigil for the suicide victim is scheduled for 7 P.M. tonight at the school.