Medina High School student killed in gun accident

SHELBY, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 15-year-old boy from the Town of Shelby has died from a gunshot wound. The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened at the teen’s home on Salt Works Road around 5:30 p.m. Friday .

The Sheriff’s office identified the teen as Jacob Stahl, a 10th grade student at Medina High School.

Investigators say another teen, who was not related to the victim, was present in an upstairs bedroom when the incident occurred. The teens father was in another room in the house at the time.

While the investigation is continuing, Sheriff’s Investigators are reasonably certain that Stahl’s death was “a tragic accident that resulted from the careless handling of a loaded firearm.”

Medina Central School District officials were notified early in the investigation so they could make preparations for grief counseling when students and faculty return to school on Monday.

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