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September 23, 2014, 5:22 am
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School Officials: No Evidence of Bullying Before Apparent Suicide of 13-Year-Old Student

Springfield school officials say they have no evidence that bullying played a role in the apparent suicide of a 13-year-old student from Washington Middle School.


Jaylin May was found dead at his home Friday. The coroner’s office says the death is “consistent with hanging.”


Online postings were rampant with rumors that the boy had been bullied, but District 186 spokesman Pete Sherman says conversations with numerous students and teachers have revealed nothing to indicate that.


A crisis response team of counselors was dispatched to the school to help students and staff cope with the boy’s death.

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