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UPDATE: Investigators Determine High School Student Shot Himself

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KITTATAS, Wash. - Investigators said the teen who claimed a man shot him actually inflicted himself.

They said 17-year-old Chance Kidder left the school around 9am, went home, and shot himself in a barn.

The weapon has been located. No other details are available at this time.


KITTITAS, Wash. - Friends and fellow students said the gunshot victim was 17-year-old Chance Kidder.

Police said Kidder came into the secondary school with a single gun shot wound in the chest. Kidder told police he had been shot by a man around 10:30am in a housing development east of the school.

Officers said the secondary and elementary schools in the town were on lock down until 12:45pm.

Police said Kidder was taken to a hospital on the west side of the state and is in stable condition.


KITTITAS, Wash. - Sheriff's Deputies in Kittitas County are investigating after a high school student got to school this morning saying he was shot off campus.

Sheriff's deputies and state troopers are looking for the shooter in Kittitas. A nearby high school and elementary are on lock down right now.

State patrol says the wounded student is in stable condition. We have a reporter at the scene and we will bring you more information as soon as we get it.