Teen Kills School Principal,
Then Himself

RED LION, Pa. (Reuters) - A 14-year-old student armed with at least two handguns fatally shot his school principal in a crowded cafeteria on Thursday before killing himself, authorities said.
Police said no altercation or provocation preceded the gunfire, which erupted shortly after 7:30 a.m. at Red Lion Area Junior High School in the small town of Red Lion, about 30 miles southeast of Harrisburg.
Principal Gene Segro was shot at least once in the chest and died later at a hospital, authorities said. The student, who was not immediately identified, killed himself in the cafeteria while surrounded by terrified students.
Although several shots were fired, no one else was injured.
Red Lion Police Chief Walter Hughes told reporters it was not clear whether Segro was the intended target of the attack.
"We don't know that. To our knowledge, right now, there was nothing going on when the incident went down. Whether he was a target or part of a plot or a plan, there's no information," Hughes said.
Red Lion Area Schools Superintendent Larry Macaluso said school officials were unaware of any outstanding grievances between the student and Segro, who had been an administrator at the school since 1988.
The youth entered the school building with the weapons hidden in his book bag. The school has no metal detectors.
School officials canceled classes throughout the district and said they would make teams of psychologists available to speak with grieving students and staff members.



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