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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:53 AM

Shots Fired In Student Suicide: Coweta Intermediate High On Lockdown

Source: KOTV, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Posted: Feb 04, 2013 10:14 AM EST
Updated: Feb 04, 2013 11:34 AM EST
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COWETA, Oklahoma - Coweta Public Schools is on lockdown Monday morning after a freshman student committed suicide. Coweta Police confirm that the high school and intermediate high school are on lockdown.

Shots were fired at the intermediate high school building, Coweta Police say. The superintendent confirms a ninth grader committed suicide in a bathroom.

All ninth grade students are being sent to the high school gym where parents can pick them up. Classes for all other Coweta schools will continue.

Coweta Schools is planning to hold a news conference at the administration building.

Read more: http://www.newson6.com/story/20956907/coweta-public-schools-on-lockdown

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Reply Shots Fired In Student Suicide: Coweta Intermediate High On Lockdown (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2013 OP
Dpm12 Feb 2013 #1
BumRushDaShow Feb 2013 #2
valerief Feb 2013 #3
AndyA Feb 2013 #4
Beartracks Feb 2013 #5
mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2013 #6

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:56 AM

1. That is

sad. At least he didn't kill anyone else.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:23 PM

2. This is just sad.

I know there have been major efforts underway to try to tackle the bullying that goes on that often triggers this and having any family problems at home only exasperates it.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:26 PM

3. If only everyone had guns growing out of their necks instead of heads, this

never would have happened.



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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:57 PM

4. If all the teachers had guns, they could have prevented this.

Don't know what the student was going through, but it must have been horrible.

When I was in school, I never considered someone coming in with a gun and killing people. The doors used to be unlocked, and the halls empty of police or security.

Kids today have so many more advancements available to them, their lives should be incredible, but I still feel like they're missing out on a lot that I experienced. Would not trade places with them for anything.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:30 PM

5. An update from Coweta

"A parent tells KRMG his daughter was the target of a bullying campaign that lasted for years, at three different schools, beginning in the fifth grade. The father, whose name has been withheld by request for his daughter's sake, says threatening, vicious notes were left in her locker.

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Eventually, they did take steps at the intermediate school to try and identify the bully.

'They had new cameras installed and actually had one aimed at my daughter's locker to try and catch whoever was doing it. When they did that, the notes stopped for my daughter and went to this (boy) that just committed suicide.'

That tragic circumstance, he says, led directly to the boy's decision to end his own life.

'He just couldn't take it anymore. They (the notes) were criminal. "Why don't you just do everyone a favor and kill yourself before we have to," things like "you deserve to be slaughtered like a pig," and things like that.'

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The dad says he feels strongly the tragedy could have been prevented. 'Even though the principal seemed appalled, nothing was done. There were no assemblies, there was nothing announcing this to the student body that they were watching, they didn't contact parents, nothing. And now we have a suicide.'"

http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/bullying-apparent-root-cause-9th-graders-suicide-c/nWFgN/

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The story ends with a link to a video tribute put together by the boy's friends. I've heard there was a candlelight vigil at the school this evening.

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:53 AM

6. I knew it was going to be bullying.

Man, I'm getting of reading these articles. I just wish it would stop.

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