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Batavia High School deals with death of student

BATAVIA – A crisis intervention team has been put in place at Batavia High School after the death Wednesday of a student there.

A district crisis team, including support personnel, counselors, and other resources, has been activated to address the needs of student and staff.

The student took his own life at his home Wednesday afternoon, Batavia Deputy Police Chief Gregory Thrun said.

"This was a tragic event in his own house," Thrun said.

Thursday was a partial day for Batavia High School students because of state testing. Students were dismissed at 12:15 p.m.

If you are looking for additional resources in areas such as coping with grief and loss, consult some of the links listed below:

Mayoclinic Suicide grief
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/suicide/MH00048
Dealing with a loved one's suicide.

Mayoclinic Suicidal thoughts
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/suicide/MH00054
Finding treatment and staying safe with suicidal thoughts

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org/advocacy/childhealthmonth/prevteensuicide.htm
Helping prevent teen suicide

Teen suicide Prevention Campaign
http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=E7817931-91BD-74C0-0B098E6C6D17EC87
Warning signs and actions to take regarding individuals suspected of
being suicidal

Yellow Ribbon
http://www.yellowribbon.org/WarningSigns.html
Warning signs and risk factors of suicide

Teen Suicide
http://www.teensuicide.us/articles2.html
Teen suicide warning signs

Conley Outreach
http://www.conleyoutreach.org/index.html
Grief resources for dealing with the loss of a loved one

Suicide Prevention Services
http://www.spsfv.org/
Suicide prevention details

TriCity Family Services
http://www.tricityfamilyservices.org/
Counseling agency

Help Guide
http://helpguide.org/mental/grief_loss.htm
Support for grieving and bereavement

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