Student at District 103 school dies of self-inflicted gunshot
On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at around 1:30 pm, a 7th-grade student at Washington Middle School, 8101 Ogden Avenue in Lyons at School District 103, shot himself on school property in an area away from other students. The male student was taken to Loyola Hospital were he died.
Lyons Police responded quickly and at no time were other students, faculty or staff at the school in danger. The school was put in lockdown, and students were released at around 2:30 PM.
Lyons President Chris Getty and the Lyons Board of Trustees and all of the employees of the Village of Lyons expressed their sincerest sympathies and condolences to the family of the young student.
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.”
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Lyons Police are handling the investigation. The name of the student is not being released.
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