School Law Bulletin #2000/07

A Student Commits Suicide: What Would—Could— Your School Do?

Saturday, April 1, 2000

This article begins with a general discussion of school preparedness plans based on my conversations with school counselors, nurses, psychologists, attorneys, assistant superintendents, assistant principals, and clerical workers around the state. The total number of schools I contacted was small, and my inquiries were informal, yet the responses I received, in conjunction with basic research on the subject, enabled me to conclude the article with a consideration of the steps that North Carolina public schools might take toward addressing this issue.

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