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Florida Boy, 10, Killed Himself After He Was Punished by Mother: Cops

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A 10-year-old Florida boy died Thursday after police believe he shot himself at home before school.

WTSP reports a 5th grade student was being punished by his mother for a behavioral issue when she sent him to a room in their Clearwater apartment.

Read: 3-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Himself with Father's Gun

Police say there was a gun in the room, which the boy is believed to have used to shoot himself before 8:30 a.m.

Paramedics did everything they could for the boy, but he died at the scene, police said.

A spokesman with the Clearwater Police Department called it "a tragedy in all respects" and said the boy's death remains under investigation.

Read: 4-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Shoots Herself and Her Mother: Cops

Detectives now want to know how the firearm was stored and how the boy was able to find it.

"There are many angles that we'll have to look at, we're currently still speaking with the family that has been very cooperative and are in a great deal of distress as you can imagine," the spokesman said.

Watch: George Zimmerman Tries to Auction Off Gun Used to Kill Trayvon Martin

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