Student Dies After Shooting Himself at Suburban Middle School
Authorities say that a seventh-grade student at a suburban middle school is dead after he shot himself on Wednesday afternoon.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, police were dispatched to George Washington Middle School in suburban Lyons. Upon arrival, officers found a student with a gunshot wound, and he was taken to Loyola Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
“This kind of incident is always a great tragedy for everyone, the family, the students, the school, and the entire community,” Lyons Village President Christopher Getty said. “We’re heartbroken to hear that this happened.”