Eight dead in US high school shooting
11:48 AEDT Tue Mar 22 2005
AP - Eight people have been killed in a US high school shooting, with the suspect believed to be among the dead, the FBI have said.
Local police deputy chief Tom Lyons said up to 14 other people were injured in the mid-afternoon shooting at Red Lake High School in far northern Minnesota.
The school is located on a Native Indian reservation and has more than 300 students, according to its website.
Local media reported that the shooter killed his grandfather before going to the school with three guns. He then reportedly shot a security guard outside the school before entering the school and opening fire on students.
The shooter then killed himself, press reports said.
Audrey Thayer, who lives in Bemidji and works as a researcher for the American Civil Liberties Union's Minnesota chapter, said the reservation was locked down by police with roadblocks.
"They have got it closed off," she said.
The reservation is about 390 kilometres north of Minneapolis/St Paul. It is home to the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians.
dont have any idea what could drive anyone to do this sort of thing