Westerville schools reaching out to families after an attempted suicide at high school

(File Photo: WSYX/WTTE)

Westerville school officials are reaching out to families in the district after a tragic incident at Westerville Central High School Thursday morning, letting them know what students witnessed and that help is available.

The school district says a 17-year-old attempted to take his own life in the commons area, and many students witnessed it. The student survived and was rushed to the hospital. A crisis response team from the district immediately responded to the Westerville Central High School to help any students or staff.

The high school says they will be keeping families updated.

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide or hurting yourself, there is help and people who want to talk. Please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. You can also find more help and resources on their website here, along with the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation's website here.

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