An 11-year-old student in California died after shooting himself during Zoom class.

The boy, who was a sixth-grade student at Woodbridge Elementary School, was attending an online class Wednesday morning when he reportedly shot himself. His audio and video were off when the incident took place.

His sister, who was also attending a Zoom class, heard a gunshot and rushed to her brother’s room to find him lying on the floor. The girl, who did not attend the same school as her brother, immediately rushed back to her room and asked her teacher to call 911.

In a statement on Facebook, the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office said that deputies arrived at the home after receiving information that "a person had been shot." The officers found the boy with a head injury and rushed him to a local hospital for treatment. The boy succumbed to injuries a few hours later.

"We are deeply saddened to report that based on the preliminary findings, an 11-year-old student from Woodbridge Elementary School has passed away due to injuries from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Our thoughts are with the family and all those affected by this tragic event," the Sheriff's Office said. The identity of the boy was not disclosed by the authorities.

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Offering her condolences, Lodi Unified School District Superintendent Cathy Nichols-Washer said, "We are deeply saddened to share that a student from Woodbridge Elementary School passed away today as a result of a gunshot wound."

"Counseling and bereavement support services are available to students and staff during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with the family affected by this terrible tragedy. We also offer our condolences to the Woodbridge Elementary community," she said in a Facebook post.

Several people took to the comments section to talk about their kids’ mental health.

"This is absolutely heartbreaking. Our kids’ mental health is suffering. When will the Lodi Unified School District Board of Education see that? I am so sad for this family," one person commented.

"It's not the only one. My daughter is in 7th and told me she knows of others and attempts. The kids are having a hard time dealing with this my child included. My heart goes out to the parents of the child and the students and teacher who may have witnessed it according to the news," another person's comment read.

If you have thoughts of suicide, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255. The line is available 24 hours, every day.

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