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Handcuffed Teen Shoots Himself in Police Car

The Texas 17-year-old was patted down by police and restrained after posting suicide notes.
1:32 | 12/06/12

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Is there is saying is this really saying by lunch time students at North -- senior high school had some idea of what happened. But as time it was Larry Birkhead fit parents put their face but -- everything so they're about Aberdeen new I was gonna. According to Galena park -- Shot himself in the back of the head while seated in the back of a patrol car. He was searched he was handcuffed and -- but in the back of the police car. A spokesperson for the school district says the seventeen year old senior was detained after officials got word from his friend. That he planned to hurt himself. I was not told that a gun was retrieved golf club and I know he was searched he may have had it. Didn't really well. All I know is that when he was in police custody in the back of -- car with handcuffs on -- somehow managed to retrieve apparently hidden gun. Fancied himself. Why do you want to hurt himself. Probably serious. Business. -- basin. There are problems. -- Be real popular he bases ban on basic -- as -- -- -- he was funny heated up today. His friends showed me some of the varsity baseball players tweets from this morning the most recent losses by guys today is today. -- -- you. I'd make it easy after this -- But as their friend with transported still conscious. These students primary question is still unanswered -- this of the you see just with us originally anything.

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