Smithville student dies following school suicide attempt

Smithville student dies following school suicide attempt

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Officials at Smithville ISD say a student that was injured during an attempted suicide on the junior high campus has died.

On Wednesday morning, the student was rushed to the hospital with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to school officials no other students witnessed the shooting.

On Friday, the student succumbed to injuries sustained on campus.

Smithville ISD released the following statement:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the student's family at this time. Our children are precious and our hearts are broken by this tragedy."

Smithville ISD says they will have additional counselors on hand to assist students and staff at this time, and they will remain on campus as long as necessary to provide support.

Parents may also want to visit the Parents Trauma Resource Center to help their child deal the the recent events. 

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