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Update: Police investigate apparent suicide of 12-year-old 

Update posted Feb. 5:

–On Thursday, the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District released a statement regarding the apparent suicide of a 12-year-old girl that happened earlier this week:

The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District along with Lewis Middle School, is deeply saddened to report that a sixth grade student passed away on Wednesday evening.

PRJUSD Superintendent Chris Williams said, “Our thoughts and prayers are w~h her and her family and I can’t say enough to convey the heartache and the sadness we feel. We lost a wonderful student who will be sorely missed by all who knew her.”

Lewis Middle School staff, students, and parents were notified this morning. District counselors and the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Crisis Team will be at the school site to assist students and staff who may be in need of support. District staff is working closely with the family and providing support as needed.

More information will be shared as it becomes available. We respectfully request that you allow the family, staff, and students to have privacy during this difficult time. All requests for information should be directed to the PRJUSD Public Information Officer.

Original story posted Feb. 4:

On Wednesday at approximately 7:50 p.m., the Paso Robles Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a medical emergency at a residence in the 1100 block of Linda Circle.

Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services personnel and SLO Ambulance responded to the scene, along with police officers. They located a 12-year-old female who had apparently committed suicide. Lifesaving efforts were performed but the victim was unable to be resuscitated and she was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators from the police department are working with coroner investigators from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department to determine the circumstances surrounding this death.

The deceased is not being identified because she is a juvenile.

The map above shows the vicinity of the reported suicide.

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