« Driver loses control after sneeze, hits river | Main | Man falls through ice in Plymouth »

Faribault teacher kills self

Students and staff members at a private Faribault college preparatory school are mourning a dorm director and teacher who shot himself to death on campus Friday night (Star Tribune).

Len Jones, 34, was alone in his faculty apartment in Breck Hall at Shattuck-St.Mary's School when he fired a handgun around 9 p.m., said Sgt. Rich Watkins of the Faribault Police Department.

No one witnessed the shooting, but several boys in grades seven through nine were in the residence hall and heard the shot. They were quickly taken to another area of the school as adults rushed to help Jones, said Amy Wolf, a spokeswoman for the school of about 400 middle- and high school students (The Examiner).

Outside the classroom, there was a general awareness that he was dealing with marital issues and struggling with emotional and personal issues, but nobody saw the suicide coming (Star Tribune).

An all-school assembly will be held Monday.