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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 atl 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.

Liz clark September 10, 2012 at 11:19 AM
Very sad to hear this news, lots of prayers to her friends and family and the entire community.
440patty September 10, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Nancy, sorry for your loss also. Every time you see a suicide of a child it probably brings back all your pain. God be with you!
Timeka Lillard September 12, 2012 at 04:46 AM
Nancy, my heart goes out to you. I just lost my 1st born 18yr old son on April 23rd of this year and the cuyahoga coroner is listing my son's death as a suicide but I'm in the process of fighting it. My son was fun, loving, caring, outgoing and I saw and spoke to him everyday. My son wasn't suffering from any mental or social disorders so I know for a fact that he didn't take his own life because he was planning ongoing bak to school & aniticipating the NBA finals that following week. He passed away at his estranged biological father's house and his story keeps changing in regards to what happened that day. I pray that the Lord would strengthen all of our families as we deal with the lost of our children. My heart goes out to this young lady's family.
Tim Allen September 12, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Very sad it took soooooo long for Bob Scott to get counselors to the schools, my daughter went to the office for 2 days straight and was told everyone is busy. No excuse for this. This was at Learwood.
Jenna September 15, 2012 at 03:12 PM
I can only speak with regard to having counselors at the high school, but I found the the administration's response to be very much on top of things. There were grief counselors at the high school the morning the news of her death became known. There have continued to be updates and counseling sessions available to students and families.

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