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PARKERSBURG (KWWL) - Aplington-Parkersburg head football coach Ed Thomas has died after being shot.Sources tell us that coach Thomas was in the school weight room when someone walked in and opened fire on him.He was shot several times in the head and was taken to a local hospital.

Family members say Coach Thomas passed away shortly after arriving at the hospital.The school tells us that no students were injured in the shooting.

Sources on the scene say up to�50 students were in the weight room around 8:00 a.m.

when a man in his 20's walked in, first pointed a gun at a student, then took aim at Coach Thomas.

Right now, counselors are at the elementary school meeting with students.Police have a suspect in custody.

"Our town is pouring out here this morning, our town is distraught," A-P Superintendent Jon Thompson said.Thompson�says in a yearly speech to parents, Thomas would say that after playing football, he wanted his players to be better people and better citizens.After receiving dozens of phone calls, e-mails and comments, we've started a forum to share favorite memories of Coach Thomas and thoughts for the community.

Click here.A student has also started a memorial group on Facebook.We will continue to update this story as details become available.Online News Director Nate Leding
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