Teen Who Shot Himself On Local High School Campus Dies

By: KWTX Email
By: KWTX Email

Solomon Harris, a 15-year-old Temple High School student who shot himself in the head Tuesday on the school campus died overnight in a Temple hospital.

Brad Sheffield, spokesman for Temple Independent School District, told News 10 Harris died early Thursday morning at Scott & White Hospital.

Harris had been in extremely critical condition in ICU at Scott and White since Tuesday morning when police say he shot himself in the head while standing near the tennis courts on the high school campus.

Temple police Cpl. Christopher Wilcox said police recovered a handgun at the scene of the shooting.

Temple ISD confirmed Wednesday Harris was a member of the school's ROTC program.

School administrators were looking into reports of possible bullying.

The teenager was taken by ambulance Tuesday from the scene to Scott & White with what Wilcox described as "a very serious life threatening injury."

The school was immediately locked down after the incident, but the lockdown was lifted at around 10:30 a.m. after the scene was deemed safe and classes continued as usual, a school district spokesman said.

Wilcox said several teachers and staff members both heard and saw the incident and they were being interviewed by police Tuesday morning.

Grief counselors were on hand at the school to speak with both students and faculty.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 203774761 - kbtx.com/a?a=203774761
Gray Television, Inc.