Noble Middle School assistant principal’s death ruled suicide by gun

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — On Monday, Wilmington Police Department released the cause of Noble Middle School’s assistant principal David Bostian’s death as suicide by gun.

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Bostian died on Friday, Apr. 2. WPD were dispatched after a 911 call was made, and arrived at Bostian’s home on Tipton Ct. at 9:05 a.m.


Officers found Bostian deceased on arrival. The cause of death is still under investigation at this time.

Bostian was arrested on Friday, Apr. 2, around 1 a.m., for having an alleged relationship with a 15-year-old student in the ’90s when he was employed by New Hanover High School.

New Hanover County Schools announced Bostian’s resignation the morning of Apr. 2.


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