Springfield school officials have been talking to students and staff at Washington Middle School, but so far they've found no indication that an eighth-grade student who apparently took his own life had been bullied.
Rumors of bullying have been rampant since news broke of the death of 13-year-old Jaylin May. The coroner's office says the death is "consistent with hanging." District 186 spokesman Pete Sherman says he cannot say whether Jaylin had been bullied, no students or staff report witnessing anything like that.
A "crisis response team" has been brought in to help Washington Middle School students and teachers deal with the tragedy.