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ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - A school in Altamonte Springs has been closed for the day after a suicide attempt Thursday morning, police said.

RelatedPolice were alerted by church workers that someone had entered the altar area at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church and School on Maitland Avenue.

Church workers said they arrived at 7 a.m. and saw someone in the dark who told them to go away. They left and called 911 and then heard gunshots.

Police said the man, an employee of the church, shot himself in the head and in the chest.

Responding units found the man and rushed him to Orlando Regional Medical Center.

His condition was unknown, but he was still alive when he was taken from the hospital.

Parents attempting to drop their children off were being turned away.