Purvis student’s death ruled suicide

Purvis student’s death ruled suicide
An accident took the life of a Laurel man. Source: Raycom News Network

PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - An incident occurred around noon Thursday at Purvis High School.

A student died in his car in the parking lot of the school.

"It's an ongoing investigation being handled by Purvis Police and Lamar County Sheriff's Department," said Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel.

According to Lamar County Coroner Cody Creel, the death has been ruled as a suicide.

Lamar County School Superintendent Tess Smith released the following statement about the incident:

It is with deep regret that we inform you about a recent loss to our school community. Today, one of our high school students passed away while on campus. This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire District, especially our students.

The letter was sent to parents of Purvis and Baxterville students.