Las Vegas Sun

September 17, 2014

Currently: 81° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

Student’s death at magnet school is ruled a suicide

The high school student found dead Thursday at East Career and Technical Academy had hanged himself, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

The 18-year-old Las Vegas magnet school student’s death was ruled a suicide, the coroner’s office said.

Metro Police officers discovered the student’s body around 12:15 a.m. during a search of the school following up on a call from earlier that night, police said. The student was a senior and had attended Clark County School District schools since elementary school.

The district’s crisis response team offered counseling to students and staff who were impacted by the loss on Thursday and Friday, district officials said.

The student isn’t the first person to commit suicide in a district school. A 58-year-old Western High School teacher shot and killed himself outside the school in November 2010.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy

Previous Discussion: comments so far…

Comments are moderated by Las Vegas Sun editors. Our goal is not to limit the discussion, but rather to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and contain no abusive language. Comments that are off-topic, vulgar, profane or include personal attacks will be removed. Full comments policy. Additionally, we now display comments from trusted commenters by default. Those wishing to become a trusted commenter need to verify their identity or sign in with Facebook Connect to tie their Facebook account to their Las Vegas Sun account. For more on this change, read our story about how it works and why we did it.

Only trusted comments are displayed on this page. Untrusted comments have expired from this story.

No trusted comments have been posted.