Twin Valley South 8th-grader dies following suicide attempt

Published: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 @ 7:29 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 @ 1:20 PM

MedFlight requested at Preble County High School

UPDATE @ 1:20 p.m.:

“It’s a sad day for Twin Valley South,” district Superintendent Joe Scholler said about the death of a 14-year-old girl following a Tuesday morning suicide attempt.

“This loss is sure to raise many emotions and concerns and questions of our entire school, especially our students,” Scholler said.

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The district has ministers, counselors and the district’s three guidance staff on hand to help students following the loss of the eighth-grader, he said. 

All evening activities have been canceled.

UPDATE @ 12:58 p.m.:

A 14-year-old Twin Valley South student who attempted to kill herself Tuesday morning has died, according to the Preble County Sheriff’s Office.

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Twin Valley Local Schools is providing counselors and other services for students and staff after a student attempted suicide Tuesday morning.

A bus driver found the juvenile, a 14-year-old student, outside a Preble County home around 7 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office.

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West Alexandria EMS took the student to Twin Valley South to meet a  medical helicopter.

“School staff, law enforcement, and medical staff responded immediately with emergency procedures,” read a post on district’s Facebook page.

The school is often used as a landing zone because it has a large and safe spot for helicopters to land and take off, according to the sheriff’s office.

The student was then transported to Kettering Medical Center.

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“We want to assure the public that no other students or staff were in danger during this incident,” the district’s post read. “The matter is currently being investigated and additional information may be released.”

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. The hotline is a free, confidential service that can provide people in suicidal or emotional distress, or those around them, with support, information and local resources.