One student killed, five people wounded in Iowa school shooting

PERRY, Iowa — Police said a sixth grader was killed and five other people were wounded by a 17-year-old suspect in a shooting Thursday at a small-town Iowa high school.

Students preparing for their first classes after winter break were forced to duck into classrooms, barricade themselves in offices or run for an exit before the suspected shooter was found dead.

Authorities in Perry, Iowa, did not say how many people were injured in the shooting, but hospitals confirmed receiving at least three patients.

The suspect died of what investigators believe is a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and at least one of the victims is a school administrator, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The official was not authorized to publicly discuss details of the investigation and spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity.

Perry has…

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