Vigil Commemorates 10th-Grade Teenager Who Shot Himself at McKinney North

June 4, 2018 Updated: September 27, 2018    

Hundreds of people arrived at a vigil held at McKinney North on June 3, to commemorate the 10th-grader who is believed to have committed suicide.

The event was held by students of the high school to begin the healing process for this tragic incident.

A student at the vigil said that we needed to focus more on the good in the world, whether it was on social media, the internet, or the news. Instead of focusing on the negativity, we should focus on the positive and start sharing it with others, CBS 11 reported.

On June 1, a 10th-grade boy shot himself at McKinney North High School, in Texas.

A teacher and a student walked into an empty classroom and found the 10th-grader, whose identity is still unknown, with what was believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said the McKinney Police.

No other students are believed to be injured or involved in the shooting.

The entire school was on lockdown after it was notified about the incident—the police came at approximately 9 a.m.

The students who didn’t drive to school were moved to McKinney Boyd High School where their parents picked them up. The students who did drive to school could leave after they were checked out.

The school will have additional security guards and grief counselors starting on June 4.

It is unknown how the student got the gun, the investigation is ongoing.

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