Sallisaw Schools’ Superintendent Scott Farmer says teachers are planning to address students Thursday (Feb. 20) after an 8th grade boy committed suicide late Wednesday night (Feb. 19).
“Our most heartfelt sympathies are extended to the family during this difficult time of loss,” Farmer said. “We have support systems available and grief counselors on site to assist students and staff as we all cope with this unexpected and tragic loss.”
Authorities confirmed that the boy committed suicide, but are not releasing the details of his death. His name is also being withheld because he is a minor, according to authorities.
If you or someone you know is in crisis or having thoughts of suicide, please call 911, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is answered by local Oklahomans.
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