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VHMS reeling after recent student suicides

Posted: 6:05 PM, Nov 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-19 20:53:16-05

Classmates, staff and parents are coping with loss after two Veterans Memorial High School students have taken their own lives in the last month.

The help the school deal with the losses, the most recent on Friday, CCISD has trained crisis counselors on campus to talk with students and staff.

“We have about 15-20 counselors on hand right now to meet the students here at Veterans High school to help them talk, said Lead Crisi Counselor Melody Pro.

Parents at the school feel the loss of even one life is simply too many.

“I admit I do not know these children. I do not know their families but I don’t need to know them to know they are valuable,” said VMHS parent Alisha Bidetti. “To know they are part of this community.”

Parents say having an open line of communication between students, teachers and family is the key to finding a solution and keeping these young people safe.