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Teen suicide at Dowagiac

A Dowagiac teen is dead after suffering a self inflicted gunshot wound. Police were called to Dowagiac Middle School at 6:40 a.m. Monday morning, because a custodian saw a boy acting strangely outside the building. When police arrived 13-year old Darren James Price of Dowagiac ran into a wooded area near the school. Police surrounded the area, then heard a single gunshot. Public Safety Director Tom Atkinson says Price was rushed to the hospital where he later died. The school was put on lock down, and class was canceled for the entire district. Superintendent Dr. Mark Daniel says classes would resume on Tuesday with extra counselors on hand to comfort students and parents. Atkinson says the investigation is ongoing. Price was a sixth grader at the school last year, this year he was being home schooled with his two siblings.  (MRN)