Not that there is a good age for suicide, but 7th grade?? Just sad…
Michigan Home School Student Commits Suicide At Former Middle School
A Dowagiac teen who shot himself in a woods near Dowagiac Middle School Monday morning has died.
Dowagiac Public Safety Director Tom Atkinson identified the boy as 13-year-old Darren James Price at a news conference Monday afternoon.
A school custodian spotted Price with a handgun on school grounds about 6:40 a.m., Atkinson said. He notified the principal, who tried to make contact with the teen.
When Price ran into a woods near the building, the principal called police. Officers set up a perimeter around the area. Soon after that, a single gunshot was heard and the teen was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Atkinson said.
Price was taken to Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac where he died, Atkinson said.
Atkinson said it appears Price was “acting alone.” He said the investigation is ongoing, and police are unsure if Price had plans to hurt anyone else at the school.
“We may never know why this happened,” Atkinson said.
Thoughts and prayers go out to Darren’s family and friends.
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