No Criminal Aspect Found in Greenwich High School Student's Death

Greenwich police have found no criminal aspect to the tragic death of a Greenwich High School student in August.

The chief medical examiner has ruled the death of Bartlomiej "Bart" Palosz a suicide.

Palosz, 15, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the night of August 27, police said in August.
His older sister said bullying on Facebook might have been a factor.

Police said they investigate untimely deaths to determine whether there is any criminal aspect and they are often unable to determine the motive of a suicide.

“In this instance, our investigation did not uncover any articulation by Bart as to why he took this particular action,” a news release from police said.

“The death of a teenager in such a tragic manner is a serious public health issue which the general public, public officials, and professionals in the health and human service community need to work together to reduce,” police said.

After Palosz’s death, a Facebook page was set up in his memory and hackers tormented an already grieving community by making cruel posts.

A graduate of Greenwich High School  rallied a group and appealed to Facebook to take it down.


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