Community support has swelled for the family of a Lee’s Summit North High School student who took her own life Friday inside one of the school’s bathrooms.
Gemesha Thomas, 17, of Manhattan, Kansas died Friday morning after she apparently shot herself while inside the school.
Thomas died of a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound while inside the school Friday. She died at a nearby hospital, Lee’s Summit police said. Thomas was located on the second floor of the school, and other students reported hearing a single gun shot, police added.