Parents want answers on student suicides in Loudoun County

WASHINGTON — In one area school system, at least five students have taken their own lives in the last school year, and parents want to know what the schools are doing to address these multiple student suicides.

At a school board meeting this week, parents told school leaders more needs to be done about the problem.

The Loudoun Times reports the issue brought out some 50 parents, students and community members to the meeting Tuesday night to raise awareness about teen suicide and to seek answers about the Loudoun County Public Schools’ prevention protocols.

Several parents were upset that a detailed document about the school system’s suicide prevention procedures had been taken offline.

A Loudoun schools spokesman told WTOP that the document was an internal one, but in response to parents’ concerns an updated link to it is now on the county schools’ homepage.

John Aaron

John Aaron is a news anchor and reporter for WTOP. After starting his professional broadcast career as an anchor and reporter for WGET and WGTY in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he went on to spend several years in the world of sports media, working for Comcast SportsNet, MLB Network Radio, and WTOP.

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