A 14-year-old junior high school student in Utah has committed suicide by shooting himself in the head in front of a group of classmates Thursday.
Those who knew the victim, identified Friday as David Q. Phan, described him as a boy who was always nice to everyone, but who was often mistreated by his classmates.
Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said the ninth-grader had left Bennion Junior High in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville with his mother at around 1.30pm after a trip to the principal's office.
Just before 3pm, Phan returned alone to a pedestrian bridge near the school where he came upon several students who had just gotten out of school for the day. Several parents were also present.
That is when Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said the teen pulled out a handgun and shot himself in the head.
Granite Spokesman Ben Horsley joins Rod today at 4:p5 to provide the latest information on this tragic story.
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