Members of the All-American Rejects and football star Brandon Weeden took to Twitter today to express their support and sympathy for their former hometown of Stillwater after news spread of a teenager who died of a self-inflicted gunshot this morning at Stillwater Junior High School.
“My heart is with those hurt today at the Stillwater Junior High. So sad. My hometown is in my thoughts today,” tweeted Tyson Ritter (@tysonritter), frontman of rock band the All-American Rejects, which started in Stillwater in 1999.
Ritter’s bandmate, AAR guitarist (@nickolaswheeler), tweeted: “It’s a sad day in Stillwater I hear…my thoughts are with home today.”
Brandon Weeden, the former Oklahoma State University quarterback who is now the starting QB for the Cleveland Browns, tweeted (@bweeden3): “My thoughts and prayers are with the students and families involved in the shooting at Stillwater Junior High.”
Cade Poulos, 13, died of a self-inflicted gunshot at 7:50 a.m. today in a crowded hallway at Stillwater Junior High, reports The Oklahoman‘s Juliana Keeping.
There was no suicide note, Stillwater police Capt. Randy Dickerson said. It remained unclear tonight why the student took his own life.
Our thoughts also are with Cade’s family, friends and schoolmates, as well as with the whole Stillwater community.