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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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