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At Woodson high, suicide numbers too high to ignore

posted Apr 14, 2014, 1:52 PM by Youth Suicide Awareness Action Team

Parents, teachers and students at W. T. Woodson High School in Fairfax have been reeling in recent months after two students died from apparent suicide within days of each other. The two deaths are among six suspected suicides that have occurred among students at the school since 2011. No other school in Fairfax County has had such a high rate

Woodson High Schools Cavaliers
of suicide among its teen students.

The parents of five of the six teens spoke to The Washington Post about how the deaths of their children have changed their own lives. The Post generally does not identify youths suspected of killing themselves, but the families agreed to speak about their children. 

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