Cops: Kid’s death was suicide

Evanston police officials announced at a news conference this afternoon that they’ve concluded the death of 10-year-old Aquan Lewis was a suicide.

The 5th grade youngster was found hanging from a hook in a bathroom stall at Oakton Elementary School on Feb. 3. The county medical examiner earlier had also concluded the death was a suicide.

The police report failed to satisfy Todd Smith, an attorney for Aquan’s mother, who said he believes there was negligence by school officials in the incident.

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