ERDENHEIM, Pa. (AP) – An 11th-grader despondent that poor grades would lead his parents to curtail his after-school activities brought a rifle to school and killed himself between classes in a school hallway yesterday, authorities said.

No one else was injured and the gunman, Shane Joseph Halligan, had no intention of hurting anyone else when he opened fire at Springfield Township High School just after 9 a.m., Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. said.

Halligan, 16, was an Eagle scout and volunteer firefighter who planned a career in the military. But the poor grades he brought home on his report card Monday led his parents to warn him he had to focus on school.

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