A student shot himself in the face Monday at Provo High School but survived with relatively minor injuries.
The 14-year-old left class shortly before school was to be dismissed and went behind a secondary building on the school campus, said Provo police Detective Chris Chambers. The boy shot himself in the cheek with a .22-caliber pistol; the bullet went through his mouth and chipped a tooth before exiting his other cheek, Chambers said.
The boy then went into a bathroom in the secondary building, which houses some classrooms, and called 911, Chambers said. The boy told police he intended to kill himself. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and psychological evaluation. Video surveillance confirmed the boy's account of the shooting.