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California boy, 11, shoots himself dead during sixth grade Zoom class with camera and mic off

Boy, 11, shoots himself dead during sixth grade Zoom class while his camera and microphone were off

  • On Wednesday 11-year-old Adan Llanos died after he shot himself during his online Zoom class, with the microphone and camera off 
  • He was a sixth grade student at Woodbridge Elementary School in San Joaquin County, California
  • His sister, who was online learning in another room, found him and ran to get a neighbor for help and told her teacher  
  • The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene shortly after 11am after receiving several calls reporting that a person has been shot
  • He died from his injuries sustained from the self-inflicted gunshot wound
  • It’s not clear where he got the gun and officials are investigating   

An 11-year-old California boy tragically shot and killed himself during his online Zoom class on Wednesday while his microphone and camera were turned off. 

The boy, identified as Adan Llanos, was attending his online sixth grade class at Woodbridge Elementary School in San Joaquin County when he turned the gun on himself.  

His sister, who was online learning in another room, found him and told a neighbor and her teacher, who called for help.  

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene shortly after 11am after receiving several calls reporting that a person has been shot. 

On Wednesday California 11-year-old Adan Llanos died after he shot himself during his online sixth grade Zoom class while his microphone and camera were off

A view of deputies parked near the shooting site in Woodbridge in San Joaquin County, California above

A view of deputies parked near the shooting site in Woodbridge in San Joaquin County, California above 

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene shortly after 11am after receiving several calls reporting that a person has been shot

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene shortly after 11am after receiving several calls reporting that a person has been shot

Deputies responded to the home where the children were learning, on the 300 block of Sterling Street in Woodbridge, and found the child with a head injury. 

He was rushed to a hospital and died from his self-inflicted injuries. The sheriff’s office said the boy’s family was at his side at the hospital before he passed away.

‘Our thoughts are with the family and all those affected by this tragic event,’ the Sheriff’s Office said on their Facebook page. 

Deputies are still investigating the details of the shooting. It’s not clear whose gun he was using in the incident.

A GoFundMe page set up by Adan’s aunt has been started to help with funeral expenses.  

Adan pictured with his mother in this social media photo

Adan pictured with his mother in this social media photo

A GoFundMe page set up by Adan's aunt has been started to help with funeral expenses

A GoFundMe page set up by Adan’s aunt has been started to help with funeral expenses

Neighbors reported hearing the young child’s sister run out of the house screaming for help. 

The children were alone in the house at the time.  

‘The sister come here, banging on the door,’ one neighbor who called for help said to KCRA.

‘That little boy was one the nicest little boys you’ll ever want to know. He was special. Easygoing. He was the type of person who would never hurt anybody. Soft-spoken, with a beautiful smile,’ the neighbor added. 

The Lodi Unified School District released a statement following the incident saying: 'We are deeply saddened to share that a student from Woodbridge Elementary School passed away today as a result of a gunshot wound'

The Lodi Unified School District released a statement following the incident saying: ‘We are deeply saddened to share that a student from Woodbridge Elementary School passed away today as a result of a gunshot wound’

A view of Woodbridge Elementary School above

A view of Woodbridge Elementary School above 

The Lodi Unified School District released a statement following the incident saying: ‘We are deeply saddened to share that a student from Woodbridge Elementary School passed away today as a result of a gunshot wound.’

‘Our thoughts are with the family affected by this terrible tragedy. We also offer our condolences to the Woodbridge Elementary community,’ the district added, offering counseling and bereavement support services to students and staff. 

Woodbridge Elementary School started the 2020-21 school year with all students learning from home. 

Currently California is under a colored tier system for reopening and San Joaquin County is in the most restricive purple tier as of November 24. 

According to California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, students must learn remotely under the purple tier. In-person classrooms are allowed once the county has remained in the Red Tier for two consecutive weeks. 

If you or someone you know needs help, you can call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or you can chat online here.     

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