Seth Sutherland, to all outward appearances, was like any other boy. And by all accounts, the senior at Lake Minneola High School, near Orlando, was a good-natured kind of guy, too. Then, apparently out of the blue, Sutherland chose to take his own life – and he made the reasoning for his suicide plain in a note that he left behind.
On the morning of November 14, 2017, 17-year-old Seth was writing in his bedroom before heading to school. He wasn’t doing last-minute homework, however. In hindsight, in fact, these would turn out to be some of the last words Seth would ever commit to paper, as the day was due to take a heartbreaking turn for the teenager.
Then, with his bag packed, Seth caught the bus to school. At Lake Minneola High, he had a group of friends that he always met up with – some of whom he would hang out with that day after arriving on campus. And, according to one buddy, there was perhaps no inkling of what was to come, as they would later tell the police that Seth had seemed “in a good mood.” At around 8:00 a.m., when school was about to start, however, everything changed.