Ten-Year-Old Florida Boy Commits Suicide After Being Sent to Room
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|The apartment where the boy is believed to have committed suicide.|
After the shocking discovery, the mother summoned a neighbor, who began performing chest compressions to try to revive the boy. Police arrived soon after and began CPR, but he never regained consciousness. Tampa Fire Rescue rushed the child to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Little else has been released about the case, including any possible mental health problems the boy might have had. Police say that so far the investigation and autopsy point to suicide.
Suicide at such a young age is very rare but not unheard of. Eleven 10-year-olds committed suicide in 2007, the most recent year for which statistics are available, according to the CDC.
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