March 20th, 2013: This morning, the Gillette Police Department investigated a vehicle on the Sage Valley Junior High grounds. Just after 4:00 a.m., officers found a 19-year-old deceased male in the vehicle.
Campbell County Coroner Tom Eekoff has confirmed the death as a suicide. Police Lieutenant Brent Wasson said the scene was processed before classes began at the school.
Authorities determined there was no safety issue or threat to the students or staff.