San Diego Police: Suicide note found inside Torrey Pines student's jacket pocket

Note was found in jacket pocket during autopsy
Posted at 12:01 PM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 20:33:08-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--A suicide note was found inside the jacket pocket of a 15-year-old boy who police fatally shot Saturday in the parking lot of his high school, officials said Monday. 

San Diego Police said the note was discovered during the Torrey Pines High School student's autopsy and it "indicates the decedent planned the incident that resulted in his death." 

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The freshman pointed a BB gun at responding officers after he called police shortly before 3:30 a.m., according to Assistant Police Chief Brian Ahearn. 

The 911 call asked for police to conduct a welfare check on someone at the parking lot of the school. Police now believe the student placed the call himself and was referring to himself, the Associated Press reported. 

RELATED: Torrey Pines HS students mourn after deadly police shooting

Police have still not released the name of the boy but a growing stream of mourners at the school parking lot where Jacob Peterson died identified the kid they called "sweet," "helpful," and "brilliant."

Students and parents dropped off flowers and cards over the weekend and questioned what led up to the campus tragedy. 

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The San Dieguito Union High School District assured parents and guardians of Torrey Pines students that a crisis team would be at the North County high school today to speak with students who want to talk about what happened. 

RELATED: Facebook Live video of girl's suicide attempt helped rescuers to save her 


San Diego County Crisis Line: 1-888-724-7240

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy