#BREAKING | #ATLANTA #GA | UPDATE | CHILD SHOOTS HIMSELF NEAR ATLANTA SCHOOL



(PHOTO: AJC & WSBTV ATLANTA GA)

(CHANNEL 1 ATLANTA) ATLANTA GA
[UPDATED: THURSDAY MAY 17TH 2012 @ 2:15 PM ET]

Dekalb County Police say a 12 year old boy shot himself late Thursday morning near Montclair Elementary School in a wooded area off Buford Highway.

The school was placed on lockdown in the begining, but now that lockdown has been lifted. The child told police that someone else had shot him in the begining, but later admitted he was planing a burglery. The child is being treated at a local hospitol. We do not know his condition at this time.

The child was not a student at the school but was with students who were not attending class. Police advised parents not to come to the school as there was no danger so they would not contaminate the investigation scene. Police continue to look for evidence in that wooded area near the school at this hour.

Stay with us for further updates on this still developing story.

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