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Jefferson High School student dies after alleged suicide attempt

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The Jefferson High School student, who tried to kill himself on school grounds last Friday, died Saturday at 4:30 p.m according to police. 

The 15-year-old boy was found with gun shot wounds outside the auditorium at Jefferson. The teen was taken to University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics with life threatening injures. Based on the investigation, the Police Department has not received any information that indicates that anyone else was involved other than the teen.. 

Both the Cedar Rapids Police Department and Cedar Rapids Community School District are committed to providing a safe school environment. Additional police officers were present at the high school Monday morning to reassure students, staff and parents. The school district is providing counseling support for anyone in need. 

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