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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.

Jim Brady September 09, 2012 at 04:07 PM
This is so heartbreaking....please keep the family in your prayers.
Sharon September 09, 2012 at 04:57 PM
My heartfelt prayers go out to this child's family.
Natalie Pfahl September 09, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Absolutely horrible! My prayers are with the family and the community. Let's all hug our kids a little longer today, as we never know what tomorrow holds.
Peggy George September 09, 2012 at 07:22 PM
This is so sad and heart-wrenching...please pray for this child and her family.
nancy fernandez September 09, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Our daughter Jessica Fernandez commited suicide in Vermilion on May 22 of this year. She was suffering from Bipolar disorder and recurring depressive disorder. Despite all the love and support my husband and I and family gave her and medical treatment she received, she had the suicidal thoughts and attempts for almost a year and a half. And we are thankful that her toxicology tests were all negative. I give my deepest sympathy to her parents and family for their tragic loss. The loss of a child is the worst anyone can experience and I and we feel your pain.
Lori E. Switaj September 09, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Yes, we all need to keep the family in our thoughts and prayers. And the school district will continue to provide assistance to any child as long as it is needed.
Jeff Yo check September 09, 2012 at 09:52 PM
this is just very sad R.I.P Isabelle Clapp
Courtney Nicole Baldwin September 10, 2012 at 02:45 AM
I only know her because she goes to school with my friend Lennox. He told me about her and my heart shattered. I have her name written on a yellow ribbon that is tied around my wrist. Rest in peace doll. I can tell you were loved dearly.
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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