In Texas, Dennis Reeves, aged 45, called a meeting on Tuesday afternoon so that he could submit his resignation. He stepped out of the meeting and then shot himself to death shortly after.
Reeves was married and had two sons, one of which just graduated from high school.
He worked at Kirbyville High school and had a meeting at 4pm with the superintendent and assistant superintendent.
The police department was called because he was sitting in his truck over an hour later and people had become worried about him.
He was found dead with the engine running and his foot on the brake. The car was in reverse gear. The police could not find a note or anything else that was indicative of his intentions to take his own life.
There was an autopsy ordered on Reeves and there is no evidence of foul play.
Kirbyville Police Chief Paul Brister said the suicide occurred after Dennis Reeves, the high school principal, met with the Kirbyville Consolidated ISD superintendent and assistant superintendent at the high school campus at about 4 p.m. Tuesday. In the meeting, Reeves resigned from his position as the high school principal. He then walked outside to his pickup in the school’s parking lot.
Brister said Kirbyville ISD officials called the police department about an hour later because Reeves was still sitting in his truck, and people were starting to get worried about him. When Kirbyville PD officers got to the scene, they found Reeves, an Evadale resident, sitting in his truck, and it looked like he had shot himself in the head, Brister said. A small .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol was found in Reeves’ hand, which was in his lap, Brister said.