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A man is seen walking outside the Fairmount school Thursday after a boy brought a gun to class and shot himself. Photo by - Michael Vosburg

Investigators trying to figure out why Fairmount freshman shot himself

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FAIRMOUNT, N.D. - Nothing seemed unusual when he arrived at school, dropped his guitar off and chatted with his teacher about the music lesson planned for later in the day.

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But just minutes later, during Thursday's first-class period, the freshman student shot himself in the side of the face.

The student, whose name and age were not released, never lost consciousness and is expected to recover, said Richland County Sheriff Larry Leshovsky.

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