Oklahoma student commits suicide inside school bathroom

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COWETA, Oklahoma – Two schools were placed on lockdown Monday morning after a freshman student committed suicide inside the school, KOTV reports.

Superintendent Jeff Holmes confirmed to KOTV a ninth grader committed suicide in a bathroom at the Intermediate High School.

Police received a call Monday morning that they were needed at the school. Officials said the school did a “tremendous” job during the lockdown.

All ninth grade students were sent to the high school gym where parents could pick them up. Classes for all other Coweta schools will continue.

Coweta Public Schools sent out a phone alert Monday morning with the following message:

“This is Jeff Holmes, Superintendent of Coweta Schools. I regret to inform you that we have a tragic incident at our intermediate high school today. All 9th grade students have been moved to the high school gymnasium where they will be able to checked out from the northwest lobby by a parent at this time. All other schools will remain in session throughout today”

Source: KOTV