Beautiful, bubbly, funny, friend..........the list of words to describe a wonderful young women is endless. The one word no one would ever have used would be suicidal. We have experienced a tragic loss, one of our students has taken her own life.
We spent the day shuttling the 8th graders to grief councilors. The students were devastated. Holding on to each other for comfort. Asking staff why, why would anyone do such a thing to themselves, why did she? Well we are asking the same question of ourselves. Did we miss something, who talked with her on Monday, were there signs?
The truth is we have lost a beautiful, kind, funny, promising young woman and our hearts are heavy with sadness, for her, for her loving family, and for ourselves.