An 11-year-old California boy tragically shot and killed himself during his online Zoom class on Wednesday, December 2.
The child was identified as Adan Lianos, who was attending a virtual sixth grade class at Woodbridge Elementary School in San Joaquin County when he turned off his camera and microphone and pointed his gun at himself.
His sister, who was also online learning in another room was the one who found him and told a neighbor and her teacher, who called for help.
The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the home on the 300 block of Sterling Street in Woodbridge, and found the child with a head injury shortly after 11am.
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.
Detectives are now investigating the tragic incident; they have not said how the child obtained the gun, nor to whom it belonged.
Lodi Unified School District confirmed the death in a Facebook post: “We are deeply saddened to share that a student from Woodbridge Elementary School passed away today as a result of a gunshot wound.
The boy’s heartbroken aunt and his fault a GoFundMe to try help with the funeral expenses.
“Today was a very difficult day for our family. We just lost our nephew from a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” she wrote. “His name is Adan Llanos and was only 11 years old.
“I know Aron and Mirna are such great parents, i can’t even imagine what they are going threw. I’m doing this go fund me to be able to help my family with the funeral expenses. I don’t want to go into details. Thank you very much our family will appreciate it.” [sic]