Elementary Child Dies by Suicide During Online Zoom Class

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An elementary school student from Woodbridge, California, took his own life late Wednesday morning during an online Zoom class.

On Thursday, deputies with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office confirmed the 11-year-old boy died by suicide, according to KOVR-TV. Authorities said the boy was logged into his Zoom video class when he turned off the microphone and camera and shot himself.

The boy's sister, who was distance learning in another room, found her brother and told a neighbor and her teacher, who helped her call the police.

When law enforcement officers arrived at their house shortly after 11 a.m., they found a boy with a gunshot wound to his head. He was then taken to a hospital with his parents. He later died from his injuries.

"We are deeply saddened to report that based on the preliminary findings, an 11-year-old student from Woodbridge Elementary School has passed away due to injuries from a self-inflicted gunshot wound," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with the family and all those affected by this tragic event."

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