"I assume so," he said. "The hallway was probably full of kids that time of day."
Students at nearby Skyline Elementary School were temporarly placed under lockdown. Skyline Elementary School has reopened..
Stillwater Junior High will be closed the rest of the day.
Here is the text of Superintendent Caine's message to parents and staff.
"It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of a tragic incident at our JH this morning. At 7:50am one of our students died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. All other students and staff are safe. The JH is currently in lockdown and closed for the day.We are busing the JH students to Cimarron Plaza to be picked up by their parents. Skyline was on temporary lockdown but is now open. All of our schools, with the exception of the JH, are open today. We have sent counselors to Cimarron to be available to our students. We have not released the name of the student, pending notification of next of kin."
NewsPress reporters Mark Rountree and Chase Rheam contributed to the report.