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    Police: Boy found hanged in Texas school bathroom

    THE COLONY, Texas (AP) -- A 9-year-old boy was found hanged in the bathroom of a Dallas-area elementary school in an apparent suicide, police said. Counselors were on hand Friday for students and parents.

    Authorities in The Colony say the fourth-grader was found by staff at Stewart's Creek Elementary School on Thursday afternoon. Lt. Darren Brockway said that the boy "had reportedly hung himself in a bathroom" and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Autopsy results are pending.




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    9 years old...........this breaks my heart.
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    How incredibly sad.


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    That is horrible! Children shouldn't have anything in their lives that is so stressful and upsetting that would lead them to suicide. What a tragedy.

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    Isn't this like the third child we've heard about under the age of 10 that supposedly committed suicide. I say "supposedly" because I'm not really sure they did.

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    I wonder if the kids at that school were into the "choking game"? Are they positive he was alone at the time?

    Is there anyway of knowing if he was a target of a bully and just couldn't take it anymore?

    Lots and lots of questions............


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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzybeth View Post
    Isn't this like the third child we've heard about under the age of 10 that supposedly committed suicide. I say "supposedly" because I'm not really sure they did.
    Yes! In fact I thought this was an update. Iirc, there was an 11-year old and I believe he was in TX also.

    Something is wrong here

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    omg I use to live directly across the street from that school years ago. How sad

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    This is a 6 year old girl from Oregon: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...=child+hanging

    This is a 7 year old boy from Florida: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...hanging&page=4

    A third grader (8 or 9) from New Jersey: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...=child+hanging

    Well I guess there was not one about another child in Texas. I'm just not understanding how these young kids even know about suicide really, let along actually do it?

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    The other one was Austin. The father worked with a friend of mine

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    Unfortunately in this day and age young kids know so much more than we ever did at their age.

    Guessing here but I bet in every one of these cases the kids had someone in their family or social circle commit suicide and therefore it had to be explained to them.

    Many of us had stressful childhoods, many suffered from abuse. We all know how hard childhood can be.

    But think of now days. Parents in and out of jail, drugs so easily found around the house, stress of not only marriages breaking up but boyfriends and girlfriends with kids breaking up.

    The amount of living hell that many children go through these days scares me.

    I'm 51, I don't think I ever heard of anyone I slightly even knew going to jail until I was an adult. Suicide? Once in high school, A boy with incurable cancer. I don't think I lived a sheltered life at all but compared to these days my childhood was like living in a monastery.

    Add into the mix of bullying and all the other stresses of going to school and it can lead to a terrible tragedy like we are reading about on this thread.

    I don't know what the answer is but I understand why it is happening more often and I wish I knew the answer on how to fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassygerl View Post
    The other one was Austin. The father worked with a friend of mine

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    I'm so sorry. This is so sad.
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    I just got done bawling like a baby when they were interviewing the boys friends. School of course says no bullying was involved but the friends say the whole school made fun of him. Reporter asked why, they said, they didn't know, his hair clothes... Who knows but it is just tragic. It is not an easy death. It takes time to think about and plan. Someone asked why at the school? Psychiatrist said it says I showed you, see what you caused. As if this isn't enough disturbing enough, what made me really bawl like a baby was this - I'll bet/wonder if he had second thoughts and it was too late. He was already hanging and couldn't undo what he had done. That's what bothers me. I have an 8yo and he was playing games in his room while I bawled......we'd seen it on the news (we're locals to this) but that thought will haunt me forever. Poor lil guy.....no more hurt or embarassment now baby. May his poor family find some peace at some point in their lives.
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    How completely tragic that a child so young could feel so much pain that suicide was his answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justbeachy View Post
    That is horrible! Children shouldn't have anything in their lives that is so stressful and upsetting that would lead them to suicide. What a tragedy.
    This.

    How truly, truly horrible that he felt driven to this. It's senseless.

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    a nine year old shouldn't have a care in the world, 'cept maybe to clean their room & do their homework

    other than that, they should be just playing

    this is the result of kids growing up too fast imo

    when I was that age, if someone has asked me what suicide was, I would've only been able to describe it in abstract terms, if at all

    whether he actually committed suicide or there was foul play involved or just experimentation, no kids that age should've been even thinking that way

    so very sad

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