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RCBOE’s youngest elected member dies after apparent suicide



Tyrique Robinson, the 20-year-old Augusta man who was set to join the Richmond County Board of Education as the youngest member ever elected to the office, has died.

The young man’s death Tuesday at an apartment at 1040 Alexander Drive is being investigated by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office as a suicide. The residence is part of The Glen at Alexander apartments.

Robinson “died from the suicide” and was pronounced dead on the scene at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, Coroner Mark Bowen said in a press release.

Robinson was unopposed when he ran to represent the District 6 seat on the Richmond County Board of Education. The seat’s incumbent, A.K. Hasan, was drawn out of the district by state lawmakers during redistricting.

The Richmond County Board of Education and the Richmond County School System released this statement about the passing of the young Trustee Elect:

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Mr. Tyrique Robinson. His willingness to serve on the Board of Education and support our children is a testament to his interest in building a better community for us all. Our sincere thoughts and condolences are with Mr. Robinson’s family, friends and all whose lives he touched.”

Greg Rickabaugh is the Jail Report contributor for The Augusta Press. Reach him at greg.rickabaugh@theaugustapress.com 

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