Greenwich student takes life after first day of school

A sophomore at Greenwich High School took his life shortly after the first day of classes Monday, First Selectman Peter Tesei said.

Tesei said he has been told by people in the community who knew the student that bullying might have contributed to his decision to take his own life.

“It’s just a really horrific tragedy and I’m deeply saddened to hear of it,” Tesei said. “I extend my condolences to the family.”

He added, “I know the schools have invoked their crisis intervention team to provide support to students who were acquainted with this young man.”

Greenwich Police said they are investigating an incident this morning but would not elaborate nor confirm the GHS student’s death.