(October 17, 2006)--A sophomore shot and killed himself Tuesday at Seven Lakes High School in the Houston suburb of Katy.
A spokesman for the Katy Independent School District says the 16-year-old boy went to a secluded area adjacent to the cafeteria courtyard before shooting himself with a handgun.
The boy left a note.
Another student who witnessed the midday shooting ran to a school nurse for help, and the nurse and an assistant principal called 911.
The boy was transported by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, where the teen later died.
Authorities say no other students were harmed or threatened before the shooting.
Katy ISD police are investigating how the boy got the gun on campus.
Katy schools don't have metal detectors.