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Montana Lance, 9, Found Hanged at Stewart's Creek Elementary School Near Dallas

THE COLONY, Texas (CBS/AP) Grief counselors are on hand today in Stewart's Creek Elementary School after 9-year-old Montana Lance was found hanged in a bathroom in an apparent suicide.

Photo: Stewart's Creek Elementary School.

Police say the fourth-grader was found by school staff Thursday.

Lt. Darren Brockway said the boy "had reportedly hung himself in a bathroom" and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Autopsy results are pending with the Tarrant County medical examiner's office.

Police in The Colony, about 20 miles north of Dallas, are investigating the circumstances of Montana Lance's death — but say they don't expect any criminal charges.

The school district confirmed the basics of the incident but declined further comment out of respect for the family's privacy.

The school is sending students home today with a letter about the incident.

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