A Florida teen committed suicide inside of a high school auditorium shortly after she asked her teacher if she could use the bathroom.
FOX 35 Orlando reports the tragedy occurred around 8:00 a.m. Wednesday when the 17-year-old junior of Lake Mary High School committed suicide inside of the school’s auditorium. Authorities say the teen asked her teacher if she could use the restroom before 8:00 a.m. Afterward, another teacher heard a gunshot from the auditorium.
The school immediately went into lockdown after declaring a Code Red while deputies searched the campus. They found the teen inside of the auditorium and attempted to save her life with a school nurse present.
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Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma said during a press conference confirmed that the female student was the only casualty and no other students were involved in the shooting.
“This was an isolated incident, it is being thoroughly investigated.
“If you know someone whose struggling, or suffering, please reach out and talk to somebody.”
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The high school has canceled all school activities scheduled for Thursday in light of the student’s tragic death and grief counseling will be provided for staff and students.
Superintendent Dr.Walt Griffin and Principal Dr. Mickey Reynolds released a statement in response to the teen’s untimely death:
“First and foremost, our hearts are truly heavy and we are deeply saddened by the events of today. Each and every SCPS family member extend our condolences to the student’s family and to the LMHS family. As always, we are here to support you.”
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