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Police: Texas 8th grader commits suicide after possible bullying

Isabella Scott, 12, attended Church Hill Middle School in New Braunfels, Texas (KABB/WOAI)

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (KABB/WOAI) – The Comal Independent School District is alerting parents to the death of an 8th grade girl, who may have committed suicide after being bullied.

The New Braunfels Police Department responded to the home of Isabella Scott, 12, after a report of a suicide about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. A police spokesman said he was awaiting autopsy results before releasing manner of death.

Her classmates at Church Hill Middle School learned the news Wednesday morning.

“The teacher came in crying, so I knew something was wrong,” said Elaine Miner, 8th grader.

“And then a lot of people, they just walked out of class crying during some periods.”

Scott’s family believes bullying may have led to her death. They asked for privacy.

A spokesman for Comal ISD said, "we have no record of an outcry of bullying from the student to any teacher or campus administrator."

In a letter sent home to parents, the principal wrote: “We are doing everything that we can to help your child and our staff through this heartbreaking experience.” Grief counselors have been on campus.

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