A Bullied 15-Year-Old, Who Shot Himself After His First Day Of School, Wrote About It First On Google Plus

Bart Palosz spent his summer posting troubling statues on his Google Plus page. He took his own life Tuesday.

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Lisa Johnson, whose son was a close friend of Bart's, told The Greenwich Time that Bart was a sweet, but awkward kid.

"He always was kind of awkward in his body and kind of clumsy and how he carried himself… He didn't exude confidence but he was a total sweetheart of a guy. But kids never appreciated that… He was really polite and one of those people who always said `What can I do to help you?'"

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Bart's troubling updates go back to over the summer, however, when he began posting troubling updates about a 12-gauge shotgun he apparently had access to.

The suicide posts of high school sophomore Bart Palosz showed a preoccupation with suicide going back to June

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The suicide posts of high school sophomore Bart Palosz showed a preoccupation with suicide going back to June

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Greenwhich High School has brought in mental health counselors to help students cope with the loss.

Greenwich Police say the 15-year-old sophomore from Greenwich High found dead last night shot himself.

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Greenwich Police say the 15-year-old sophomore from Greenwich High found dead last night shot himself.

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Members of the community are now discussing Bart's social media use leading up to his suicide.

Greenwich expert says parents need to monitor their kids' social media sites to prevent further suicides. News12com

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Greenwich expert says parents need to monitor their kids' social media sites to prevent further suicides. News12com

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