“Right now we have a grieving school community and that’s our priority,” Tottenville High School Principal John Tuminaro said. “Students witnessed this, we had a number of staff members at the train station who witnessed this, so this is a school tragedy.”
The young man whose claims of abuse began the criminal investigation that put Jerry Sandusky in prison said he contemplated suicide because authorities took so long to prosecute the former Penn State assistant football coach.
The university installed a gold-colored aluminum lining on balconies and stairwells, in reaction to three suicides since 2003. The students all jumped to their deaths in the library’s atrium.
Police said 14-year-old Kevin Bella was in cardiac arrest when first responders found him lying in a field. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
A gunman who forced authorities to close the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus committed suicide Tuesday morning after spending the night in a standoff with police.
Pvt. Danny Chen, of Chinatown, shot himself on Oct. 3, 2011 in Afghanistan after weeks of racial slurs, humiliation and physical abuse by his colleagues, military officials said.
The family of Joel Morales said the boy hanged himself Tuesday night because he had been intensely picked on by other students.
Joel Morales was found dead by his mother inside their apartment at the Jefferson Houses at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. The boy hanged himself in the bathroom. For those who knew and loved the child, it’s all too hard to believe.
The former Rutgers student convicted in the webcam spying case is getting support from some bias-crime victims. A New Jersey judge has received more than 100 letters supporting Dharun Ravi, many of which have come from victims of bias incidents.
Sentencing day is tomorrow for the former Rutgers student convicted of spying on his gay roommate. Dharun Ravi faces up to 10 years in prison.
Mourners gathered on Saturday at a modest stone church north of New York City for the funeral of Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
The tragedy of Mary Richardson Kennedy’s suicide has apparently deepened into a battle over her remains. Her family went to court Friday to wrestle control of her body from the powerful Kennedy family.
“It is a tremendous, tremendous loss for those of us who played against Junior, have known Junior for many years,” WFAN’s Boomer Esiason said Thursday morning.
Former Chargers Pro Bowler Junior Seau has committed suicide, according to a source within the Oceanside Police Department.
Connecticut’s suicide rate continues to rise and it hit a 20-year high in 2011, WCBS 880 Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported. There were 371 suicides in the state last year.
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