MARION, Ind. (WHAS11) – Police in Marion, Indiana are investigating the suicide of a student at McCulloch Junior High School.
According to the school, the 7th grader was in the gym taking a test and was found dead on school grounds.
A teacher noticed the student missing and began looking around the school.
The student hung herself under the bleachers at the football field and was later pronounced dead on the scene.
A news release from the school said the student’s death may be connected to bullying.
The school decided to keep the children in classes on a modified schedule instead of dismissing them early.
Counseling is being provided to anyone affected by the girl’s death.