Although he was handcuffed, searched, and then put in the back of a patrol car, police and student officials are claiming that a Houston-area high school student was rushed to the hospital after shooting himself.

A handcuffed Houston-area high school student shot himself in the head Wednesday while in the back of a police car, officials said.

The 17-year-old student was rushed to Ben Taub Hospital. He was in the intensive care unit after undergoing surgery, school officials said.

No one else was hurt.

The incident began when police were called to North Shore Senior High School in unincorporated Harris County to investigate a report of a student with a firearm, said Capt. Jon Moore with the Harris County Constable Precinct 3.

The student was searched, handcuffed behind his back and placed in the back of a patrol car but apparently still had a gun, Moore said.

The student then shot himself, Galena Park Independent School District officials said.



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This incident is eerily reminiscent of the Chavis Carter case. Earlier this year, authorities claimed that Carter committed suicide although he was handcuffed and searched.

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