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Batavia High School deals with death of student

Published: Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:01 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:59 p.m. CDT

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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