Counselors Available at High School Following Apparent Teen Suicide
14-year-old girl found unresponsive Saturday morning.
UPDATED 4:47 p.m.
Counselors will be available Monday at Avon Lake High School to speak to students after the apparent suicide of a 14-year old student.
The girl was a freshman at the high school.
The girl, whose name has not been released, was found unresponsive at her Harbor Court home shortly after 6 a.m. on Saturday.
The death appeared to be the result of a suicide, according to a statement released by the police department.
Police alerted Avon Lake City Schools Superintendent of Schools Bob Scott, who made arrangement for the counselors.
"The Lorain County Crisis Counseling team and members of the Avon Lake ministerial group will be at the high school and middle school to work with students Monday," Scott said. "They will meet with staff before school starts to go over the day; what to look for and appropriate responses."
Scott said the district will continue working with students as long as they need assistance.
"We will also be sending out information to the parents on how to talk to kids/young men and women age apporopriately as well as where to get outside help if their child needs added assistance," he said.
Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans is investigating the death and has not yet determined the official cause.