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Police: Greenwich High School Student, 15, Commits Suicide

A Greenwich High student has committed suicide, according to police
A Greenwich High student has committed suicide, according to police Photo Credit: File

GREENWICH, Conn. – Fifteen-year-old Greenwich High School student Bart Palosz committed suicide on Tuesday after his first day of school, Greenwich Police confirmed.

Palosz died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound, according to police.

"Preliminary investigation has revealed that the gun was family owned and had been stored within a gun locker inside the home," Greenwich Police spokesman Lt. Kraig Gray said in a statement. "The incident continues to be investigated by members of the Greenwich Police Detective Division."

Gray added that the shotgun Palosz used was owned by his family and was stored in a gun locker.  

Greenwich Police will not release any further information at this time with respect to the family, Gray said.

Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei is scheduled to hold a press conference on Wednesday regarding the incident.

Greenwich Police offered resources for coping with Palosz's death and for anyone else who has demonstrated suicidal thoughts or tendencies.

Available resources include calling 911; the United Way of Connecticut Crisis Hotline at 211; The Department of Children and Families Careline/Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services at 1-800-842-2288; The National Hopeline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433); The National Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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