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.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. I still do not believe…
    a ten year old, reportedly will functioning, killed himself during a school day with hundreds of teachers and students on site. It does not add up. Was there a second autopsy? Do the polie hve that Information?
    Very SAD and disturbing.

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