Teens in Michigan and Texas commit suicide on school campuses

March 8, 2007
In unrelated tragedies, teen-aged boys use guns to end their lives.

A 17-year-old shot his ex-girlfriend four times outside H.H. Dow High School in Midland, Mich., then killed himself. The girl, Jessica Forsyth, 17, was hospitalized in fair condition with injuries that aren't life threatening. Hundreds of students were locked inside the high school and a nearby elementary during the shooting, which many saw.
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SIDEBAR: Jessica Forsyth had just transferred to Dow High School on Monday, in part to get away from her former boyfriend, who was complicating her life. But on Wednesday, the ex-boyfriend, David Benjamin Turner, showed up at Dow and shot 17-year-old Jessica four times. Turner called Forsyth Wednesday morning and asked to meet her at Dow so he could return some of her things.
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ALSO: In Greenville, Texas, a 16-year-old student fatally shot himself at Greenville High School before the start of classes Wednesday. The shooting took place in an instrument storage room off the band hall about 7:15 a.m. Other students were in the band hall, but not in the instrument room. None saw the shooting, but they heard a noise, found the student on the floor and thought he had fallen and hit his head. Greenville is about 50 miles northeast of downtown Dallas.
Click here to read the Dallas Morning News article

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