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Greenwich, CT | Added on August 28, 2013 At 03:39 PM

"There's always someone there to help. You are not alone." said Town of Greenwich First Selectmen Peter Tesei 

The Town of Greenwich is coming together after the death of a 15 year old male Greenwich High School student.

Police have determined that the high school sophomore died Tuesday evening from a self-inflicted shotgun wound.
First Selectmen Tesei said "No words can express the pain that the family and the community feels. But we stand here in support of the family and the broader community and friends to work with them, to stand with them at this time of horrific tragedy."
Officials say in the wake of a tragedy, it is important for the Town to come together to support students in the community.
Superintendent Dr. William McKersie said "This is a very sad time for Greenwich but it's a time that we immediately got busy with the talents we have to support our staff, to support our families and yes to investigate what has gone on here and to take it very, very seriously."
Resources such as Kids in Crisis are available to those in the community who may need them. Crisis teams have also been set up in Greenwich High School as well as Western Middle School and New Lebanon School.
Superintendent Dr. McKersie added "We're a school system that cares greatly about every single one of our students. As of 7:15 last night [Tuesday, August 27], I was able to put into motion a very active process around crisis teams. Mary Ford and her team worked immediately so by 6:45 this morning [Wednesday, August 28], there were crisis teams meeting in the high school, at Western Middle School and a specialist at New Lebanon School."
First Selectmen Tesei added "Specifically to our young people who may be facing challenges of any kind, please, please, avail yourself to the resources, whether they be in your school or outside of school."

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