Sad Day

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Sad Day
Fri, 01-31-2014 - 9:45am

I received a school wide email yesterday that a student at the middle school passed away on Wednesday, and they were telling the kids at school that day so to be prepared when they got home.  They didn't give any details, just that he suffered injuries in an accident, but then I found out later through that grapevine that he committed suicide :(  

My boys didn't know him that well, just had an occasional class together.   I talked with them about it, what possibly could have happened and how that affects the people around you.  I just feel awful for the family, his friends and the staff at the school.  I'm sure they are all asking what they could've done to have prevented this.   I hope they reveal some more information around what happened, I know that we need to respect the family's privacy, but I also want to know if there was something going on school, if there is a bigger issue that could affect more kids.  

What can we do do to prevent this from happening?

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Registered: 11-09-2011
In reply to: Cmmelissa
Fri, 01-31-2014 - 10:07am

Oh Melissa, that's so sad. :( My heart breaks for all. I can't imagine what this poor kid must have been going through, especially at such a young age. You rarely hear (at least by me) of middle schooler's falling to suicide. I'm sure everyone is trying to figure out why they didn't see signs. And honestly at that age, as you know, hormones make odd behavior (aka suddenly moody, sullen) not so odd. :(