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Construction worker accidentally shoots self to death at Arizona high school

July 28, 2020
40-year-old man was replacing a roof at Canyon del Oro high school in Oro Valley.

A roofing worker at an Arizona high school accidentally shot himself to death with his own gun.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that the shooting took place Monday at Canyon Del Oro High School in Oro Valley, Ariz.

Police called to the school found Noel Watts, 40, unconscious and bleeding heavily from a leg. Officers performed first aid on Watts until paramedics arrived.

Paramedics continued performing CPR on Watts, but he was pronounced dead on the scene.

Officers found a handgun and a spent cartridge inside Watts' clothing.

He was working for a subcontractor hired to reroof the school building. No students were on campus and no one else was injured, police said.

Watts apparently carried a gun with him while on the job and "right now it's looking like an accidental discharge," police say.

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