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Arkansas High School Placed On Lockdown After Suicide On Campus

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Concord Public Schools in Cleburne County were placed on lockdown Wednesday after a high school student committed suicide on campus. The sh...

Concord Public Schools in Cleburne County were placed on lockdown Wednesday after a high school student committed suicide on campus.

The sheriff's office posted at 1:48 p.m. on Facebook that it had been called to a shooting at the school. School district superintendent Michael Davidson said a student killed himself in a cafeteria bathroom, according to KATV content partner the Heber Springs Sun Times.

Davidson said a custodian heard a gunshot, went into the bathroom and saw what happened. There were no students around.

The sheriff's office asked parents to stay away from the school Wednesday afternoon.

"The school is working with us to release the students and inform parents as soon as possible," the agency said.

Classes were canceled for the rest of the week. Davidson said counselors will be available next week when students return.