Eighth grade child shoots self dead at school

The middle-schooler reportedly brought a gun into school to commit suicide

Published March 21, 2013 4:16PM (EDT)


According to breaking reports, an eight grade boy in Detroit brought a gun to school and used it to commit suicide. Via ClickOn Detroit:

An eighth-grade student at Davidson Middle School in Southgate committed suicide in the building Thursday morning.

The school was put on lock down and parents were asked to come pick up their students at about 9:15 a.m. School will remain closed Friday.

HuffPo Detroit reported that "the student died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reportedly in a bathroom, at the Southgate school early Thursday morning" and had reportedly left a note.

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