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.
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.
When first responders arrived on the scene, Phan was still alive. The teen was rushed by ambulance to Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition, but died a short while later. Police are not yet identifying the teenager.
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