Midland teenager shoots ex, himself in school parking lot

This morning, a 17 year-old female student at H.H. Dow High School in Midland Michigan was reportedly shot four times by her ex-boyfriend in the school’s parking lot. The girl was taken to a local hospital and is alive, though details of her injuries remains unknown. After the shooting, the shooter turned the gun on himself and has been pronounced dead. This AP story notes that the incident was an isolated one, but that Dow High was locked down as a precaution.

Sperling’s Best Places rates Midland’s violent crime rate a 3 on a scale of 1(lowest) to 10 (highest). This rank is equal to the U.S. average of violent crime.

On January 25 2007, the Greater Midland Community was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People.

2 Comments so far

  1. katlyn (unregistered) on March 8th, 2007 @ 3:51 pm

    i go to that school and i was in the cafeteria when it happened, it was very scary because we saw chaos outside but we didn’t know what was going on. a lot of people are traumatized and its scary to think that this could happen at your school. im still a little in shock, because midland is one of the safest towns in the US.

  2. Mollika* (unregistered) on March 13th, 2007 @ 3:08 pm

    Katlyn, I am really sorry you had to go through this. Unfortunately “safety” is a statistical term. I am going to make enemies by saying this, but a violent person without a gun could not have done as much damage.

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