Troopers conduct death investigation at Sussex Technical High School


Sussex Technical High School, 17099 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE

Date of Occurrence:
Friday, November 15, 2013 at approximately 11:00 a.m.

15 year old female student from Georgetown, DE

Georgetown-The Delaware State Police are conducting a death investigation into the apparent suicide of a 15 year old female student that occurred at Sussex Technical High School earlier this morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:00 a.m. this morning as a Sussex Technical High School staff member discovered the 15 year old female student unresponsive inside of a restroom located on the first floor cafeteria area of the high school. The staff member alerted other school staff of the situation and medical aid including CPR was administered to the 15 year old female.

The 15 year old female was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Preliminary investigation has determined that this incident has been classified as an apparent suicide and continues to be an ongoing investigation. Troopers are working in coordination with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause and manner of death.

Delaware State Police Detectives continue their investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident. Sussex Technical High School remained on a low-level lockdown during the continued investigation. There were no threats to the safety of the students or faculty during this incident. No weapons were utilized in this incident.