JAFFREY — The community is in mourning after a Conant High School student was found dead Friday evening in a home on Christian Court in a gun-related incident that left another teen injured.
Jaffrey Police Lt. Todd Muilenberg said in a statement released Saturday that the teen boy was found inside the home with a gunshot wound. Another teen boy was found unresponsive in a car parked outside the home, according to Muilenberg.
The teen in the car was transported to the hospital for a medical evaluation and was later released, Muilenberg said.
Muilenberg said the investigation is ongoing, but that foul play is not suspected. The deceased teen's injury appears to be self-inflicted, he said. A final determination will be made by the New Hampshire Medical Examiner’s office.
Names will not be released because of the ages of the boys, who were juveniles, Muilenberg said.
Jaffrey police and fire and an ambulance were called to the scene around 5:30 p.m. Friday by a 911 call, according to Muilenberg.
Police contacted the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District about the incident.
Jaffrey-Rindge Superintendent Reuben Duncan sent a letter to parents Saturday explaining that support, including grief counseling and therapy dogs, would be available to students and families throughout the district.
“We have coordinated with the Jaffrey-Rindge School District to ensure grief counselors will be available for any students who may need assistance,” Muilenberg said.
“There are no words to adequately express the emotions that are felt at a time such as this,” Duncan wrote in his letter.
He asked everyone in the district to keep the family of the deceased student and all of those affected by Friday’s incident in their thoughts and prayers.