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WOODBRIDGE (CBS13) – An elementary school student died after being shot late Wednesday morning in his distance learning class.
The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said MPs responded to the 300 block of Sterling Street in the Woodbridge community shortly after 11 p.m. A young, head-injured boy was found at the scene.
Deputies confirm the 11-year-old boy was in the Zoom class with his microphone and camera turned off when he took his life. Her sister, who was distance learning in another room, found and alerted a neighbor and her teacher, who helped call the authorities.
The boy and his parents were taken to a nearby hospital. He later died of his injuries.
Investigators have since responded to the scene and are now investigating.
The Lodi Unified School District offers counseling to all students and has approached students who were in the Zoom class at the time of the incident.
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No other information was provided about the incident at this point.