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Northern California authorities: Boy, 11, fatally shoots self during online class

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Posted at 10:28 AM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 13:28:07-05

WOODBRIDGE, Calif. (AP) — An 11-year-old Northern California boy died after shooting himself during a Zoom distance-learning class while his microphone and camera were off.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to a home in Woodbridge Wednesday morning and found the boy with a self-inflicted head wound. He died at a hospital.

Deputies told KOVR-TV that the boy's microphone and camera were off when he shot himself during a sixth-grade Zoom class.

The Woodbridge Elementary School student's name and other details weren't immediately released.

The school district is offering counseling and bereavement support to staff and students.