Teen shot dead at a high school desk is believed to have committed the massacre that wounded three other students, according to officials in Massachusetts and the school district where he attended.
Authorities identified the suspect as 19-year-old Brandon Michael DeWitt, of Northampton, Massachusetts.
They did not release his name, but CBS Boston reports he was shot twice in the head and critically wounded in a school hallway early Sunday.
Police said they did not immediately know if the school shooting was linked to DeWitz’ relationship with a suspect in another school shooting in December, which left one person dead and a student wounded.
A school shooting suspect is dead after being shot and wounded by police in the school hallway, according on @BostonGlobe — Katherine Terrell (@kterrell) May 17, 2021The shooting happened at the Dorchester Community Academy in the Boston suburb of Dorchester, the Boston Globe reported.
The district is located just east of the Boston University campus.
DeWitt had no prior criminal record, authorities said, but the school was under lockdown.
He reportedly was a student at the school.
The school board is asking parents to remain home until police have more information about the shooting.
Parents who want to see their children home can call 911.
The Boston Globe says DeWit was the third student to be wounded in the shooting, which also wounded a teacher and a security guard.
The lockdown was lifted at around 5:30 a.m. local time, according the AP.
DeWitte was hospitalized but did not appear to be in critical condition.
The other two victims were taken to Boston Medical Center.
Authorities said they were not aware of any other incidents related to DeSoto.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.