The boy is now in critical condition. No one else was injured.
The boy was a star pupil.
From an article:
Green Township police said there were at least 21 other students in the first-period classroom Monday morning at the all-male Catholic school west of Cincinnati. Teacher Michael Holman told police he was at his desk when he heard yelling, then saw the youth struggle briefly with the handgun, put it to his right temple and fire.
He "discharged one round into his head," the police report stated.
The student is a junior and an honors student. He made the top honor roll on the most recent academic report and has been active in Boy Scouts. School spokesman Greg Tankersley said he has an extensive record of community service, and has been "highly involved" in school life. ....
Green Township police were investigating how the boy obtained what they described only as a semi-automatic handgun.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.