Note: after several comments, this story has been updated with additional information. -KtE
Polk County Coroner Norman Smith said that as of this time, the death of Tucker Jordan, 15, has been ruled a suicide.
Smith said his body has been transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab to undergo further testing and more will be known after an autopsy is completed.
He said if additional information is found following the examination by crime lab officials, it will be shared with the public.
Check back for additional details as they become available.
A Rockmart High School freshman was found dead in his Braswell Mountain area home in the early morning hours, according to Polk County Coroner Norman Smith.
Smith said that Tucker Jordan, 15, was found by his parents around midnight Saturday, August 14 dead in his home. Per Smith, he died from wounds that were self-inflicted.
The coroner asked the community for their prayers for the family this evening following their tragic loss.
The Polk School District posted the following message on social media:
Polk School District grieves with our Rockmart High School family over the loss of freshman, Tucker Jordan. Please join us in remembering his family and the RHS faculty and students. We are #PSDstrong#JACKETstrong
Jordan is the fourth student this calendar year who has died of self-inflicted wounds.
Anyone who has thoughts or ideation around taking their own life is encouraged to immediately call the National Suicide Prevention Lifelife at 800-273-8255 or visit this website for more information from the Georgia DBHDD.
Additionally, find local resources for mental health help at Highland Rivers Health.
Note: A comment that was not approved for publication stated that reporting on this story may be inaccurate. After consultation with the coroner, I stand by the reporting on this item and have determined that comments on this story will no longer be allowed. Should additional, confirmable information be provided by officials, as always, a clarification or correction will be made. – KtE