Lindenwood Student Dies From Self-Inf...

Lindenwood Student Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

There are 97 comments on the Fox2Now story from Apr 19, 2010, titled Lindenwood Student Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound. In it, Fox2Now reports that:

Tragedy strikes the campus of Lindenwood University. The St. Charles Police Department confirms a 19 year old male student died from a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday evening.

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Waterloo, Canada

#88 Apr 21, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. May God support you all during this very difficult time.
Glenn Miller US Senate

Irving, TX

#89 Apr 21, 2010
Pfremmer student wrote:
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hmm... going for humor here? we better keep an eye out for the people who have to listen to you trying to be funny. It takes a depraved kind of person to say something so crass right after a tragedy. R.I.P Brandon, I never had the pleasure of meeting you but its evident that you were important to a lot of people.
You think this a GAME!

Saint Louis, MO

#90 Apr 21, 2010
I had a close friend of mine take his own life with a shotgun 7 years ago and I'm still wondering WHY? He would have turned 34 yesterday on 4/20. My prayers are with the family and friends.
Sorry For Your Loss

Arnold, MO

#91 Apr 21, 2010
This is a true tradegy. My heart goes out to his Family and Friends. I did not know Brandon but my Brother-In-Law took his own live 1 1/2 years ago. It was devestating, no one seen it coming at all. He was 22yrs. So much live ahead, just like this young man. You always have the question of WHY or was there something I could of done. I personally think that they need to talk about this more in school with students. I am a parent and we do our best at raising our kids and being there for them. Again this is so sad. My prayers are with the family and friends.

Dallas, TX

#92 Apr 21, 2010
I can't imagine the pain this boys family is in,so sad, my prayers are with you all
Mom of a depressed son

Florissant, MO

#93 Apr 22, 2010
I want to express my deepest condolences to the family of Brandon. I teach at LU but did not know him. Yet I feel that I do. I also have a son who has struggled with the darkest of depression for many years. I want the family to know that it's not your fault; you and his friends didn't see this coming because he didn't want you to. When living with deep depression, these folks have learned to put on a faux front in an attempt to keep the pain inside and not have it hurt the ones they love. It's impossible to know how deep it is and what they are planning unless they opt to communicate that. All too often, they do not.
It's truly a sad state and my heart goes out to him knowing the pain he suffered silently and to his family and friends who had no way of knowing that this was to happen. Whether it be by gun or pills or hanging or throwing oneself out a window, if they are determined, they will do this. We can only pray for others in the same condition and watch diligently for signs of serious depression in others and suggest that they get the help they need before it is too late.

Ukiah, CA

#95 Apr 23, 2010
Lu student wrote:
Lindenwood university is a sham, the rules they implement there make the students feel as I'd they were in lock down at a prison. Curfews, no co ed activities, and stick policy on substance use. They are the villians here.
LU has their rules and regulations clearly written and is sent in the packet of information prior to your acceptance of attending this school. I am pleased to find a college willing to stand up for high morals and wholesome standards. Please remember that you have a choice where YOU attend college. Choose one that fits your needs.
Katie Vrabel

Kansas City, MO

#96 Apr 26, 2010
Anne Eremita wrote:
I'll always remember him singing opera in class.
R.I.P Brandon!!!! you will be missed
Anne I will too! I woke up to go to that class. I have never laughed so hard in my life! Brandon was the greatest person I know and made high school what it is. I will miss him ver much as I'm sure much of his friends will. He touched so many people and I wish he would have seen how special he really was. My prayers go to the Pyles family in their time of loss and I hope that they find peace of mind in all of this.

Saint Louis, MO

#97 Apr 26, 2010
jack wrote:
My prayers go out to his family. I not looking for a fight, but I have a family member that committed suicide. So I say this from experience that this act was selfish. I'm sure someone will comment back a regarding the fact that it is not fair to pass judgement. But I remember being upset that my brother never came to me to talk. People deal with things differently, but giving up is the ultimate slap in the face to those less fortunate.
Can' judge anyone who's in suicidal mode. There are things going on in their brain you couldn't know unless you've been there. I almost dies and it's not selfish. It's sometimes severe anger at a seemingly hopeless situation that triggers the attempt. It's difficult to reach out to others for fear of being a burden on them and if the "talk" doesn't do the trick the survivor would end up feeling guilty, so the suicidal person may be wanting to protect those close to him/her by keeping to themselves. Please do not judge someone in that situation.

Saint Louis, MO

#98 Apr 26, 2010
Sparkle wrote:
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LU has their rules and regulations clearly written and is sent in the packet of information prior to your acceptance of attending this school. I am pleased to find a college willing to stand up for high morals and wholesome standards. Please remember that you have a choice where YOU attend college. Choose one that fits your needs.
Couldn't have said it better myself. You are so right. You have lots of places to choose from for school and work.

Waterloo, IL

#99 Apr 27, 2010
Tyronne wrote:
<quoted text>Just tell him Look you're White what have you got to be depressed about?
Hey Tyronne you jerk. what the hell....
american zombie

United States

#100 Apr 28, 2010
I live a block away from Lindenwood,and that school has had it's problems.About ten years ago they found a girls head in a portapotty on campus.

United States

#101 Apr 28, 2010
God bless Brandon and his family.

I thought Brandon was a fine young man

I look forward to seeing him again in future

I hope Brandon will go fishing with my Dad and me then!!

I bet fishing is pretty good in heaven!

Irving, TX

#102 Apr 28, 2010
Cindy wrote:
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Hey Tyronne you jerk. what the hell....
Wat do all dees white boyz gots to be depressed about day white!


#103 Dec 28, 2011
RIP Brandon Pyles.

Wentzville, MO

#104 Apr 17, 2013
Here we are again in 2013 another lovely young man has taken his life. What a sad, sad day for the family and friends of this student. Our thoughts and prayers are with him as he passes into the arms of his loving and compassionate Father. I pray that his family finds the love and compassion they need to heal.

Spring Hill, FL

#105 Apr 17, 2013
Wow,I had no idea there was a gun involved. My grandson is a freshman there and he thought Brandon jumped. Then the rumors started about other causes of death, they are saying that there was blood in the room, and he not only went out through the window but the screen as well, like he was pushed, and nobody can locate his roommate.

Wonder what the real story is.

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