Wisconsin School District Faces 7th Student Suicide in 2 Years

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POSTED: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 3:33pm

UPDATED: Friday, January 14, 2011 - 4:44pm

KAUKANA, WI— A Wisconsin school district is facing its seventh student suicide, and parents are saying enough is enough.

A student committed suicide recently, becoming the seventh student to commit suicide within the past two years. Two teachers have also taken their lives within the past two years. Parents and the Kaukana community are now trying to push the district to have a better suicide prevention plan in place.

The organization Life Promotion was called in to assist the school district in November of 2009 after two teen suicides. The organization said prevention needs to start at school and at home. The organization said listening is key, and teens who are suicidal need to find a solution to their problem that isn't death. In 8 out of 10 suicides, the victim gave a verbal warning, and sometimes parents, Tammy Borden with the organization said, don't take seriously or tend to ignore.

The school district released a statement on the incident that read:
“The District is deeply saddened by the tragic and unexpected loss. The district extends its sincere condolences to the family during this time of mourning.”

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yeah I go to Kaukauna High School, many people knew her, my sister knew her to she said, "I knew her and I talked to her sometimes, she never seemed to be the sad she was always the one to smile. She was like most kids happy and laughing with friends."
We found out second hour that there was another suicide. People cried, sat in shock, and others tried hard to hold in tears. It reminded us of the us of the other suicides in the past. People of KHS know the suicides have to stop.

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