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.
A GoFundMe page set up to help the family of Gemesha Thomas raised more than $12,500 of a $15,000 goal in six hours.
Gemesha, 17, died Friday morning after she apparently shot herself while inside the school.
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A Lee’s Summit North High School student died of a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound while inside the school Friday. The student, whose name has not been released, died at a nearby hospital, Lee’s Summit police said. The student was located on the second floor of the school, and other students reported hearing a single gun shot, police added.Shane Keyser The Kansas City Star
Gemesha, the page says, “was a beautiful soul inside and out that will be missed by many. She leaves behind a loving devoted mother (LaToya Thomas), two wonderful sisters and a big brother.”
Attempts to reach LaToya Thomas and other relatives were unsuccessful Friday.