Richland High student dies by suicide

Richland High student dies by suicide

Richland High students are mourning the loss of one of their classmates Thursday morning.

Students were informed that a student died by suicide Wednesday morning. Counselors are available in the school library to assist grieving students.

The school district is asking students to take care of one another as they deal with this tragedy.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends,” the district said in a written statement.

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

Below is the letter sent home to parents:

Parents,

It is with a heavy heart that I share that one of our students died of suicide the morning of Feb. 20. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

A statement will be shared with students regarding the student’s death during first period on Feb. 21. We also will have counselors on site in the library to assist grieving students.

Everyone grieves differently, and we ask all Bombers to please take care of one another during this difficult time. We know suicide can be a difficult topic to discuss and process. Here is one resource you can use to help with any discussions you may have with your child.: http://www.sptsusa.org/parents/talking-to-your-kid-about-suicide/?fbclid=IwAR26ShPNlYYE7A1OtmrbUcdshaCRZNA42mJeYMrcWE8IhX3CCVohQ6m0lC8

If you need help, or need further information on how to help your child, please call 1-800-273-TALK, or, if it is an emergency, call 911.

Tim Praino
Principal
Richland High School

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