http://www.theindychannel.com/news/...ath-at-mcculloch-junior-high-school-in-marion MARION, Ind. - Police in Marion are investigating the suicide of a seventh-grade girl at McCulloch Junior High School on Monday. Braylee Rice hanged herself with a necktie, and was found dead on school grounds Monday, police said. There was some buzz on social media that Rice may have been bullied, but the school district denied the claims. "There has been speculation about a connection to bullying, but at this early point in the investigation, there has been no indication of such a connection," the district said in a statement. Students were kept in their classrooms for the day, instead of moving from class to class or being released early, but school officials stressed that the building was not on lockdown, and many parents opted to pick up their children. "In light of the tragic circumstances, we decided, after consulting with the State Department of Education, to keep school in session today on a modified schedule. Out of concern for the safety of those children who may have gone home to empty houses, we opted to keep school open and in session," the district said in a statement. School officials said counseling was provided to students during school hours and on the bus that Rice road.