Year: 2004 Source: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, v.53, no.22, (11 June 2004), p.476-478 SIEC No: 20040620

To describe the psychosocial & behavioral characteristics of school-associated suicide victims, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) analyzed data from school & police officials. The results indicated that, among the 126 students who carried out school-associated homicides or suicide, 28 (22%) died by suicide, including 8 who intentionally injured someone else immediately before killing themselves. Potential indicators of suicide risk were found to be prevalent. Implications are discussed. (8 refs)