Posted: Sunday, May 18th 2014 at 9:51am
Special program to address student well being in White County
By Dean Dyer Staff
CLEVELAND - In light of the recent incident at White County High School in which a student brought a gun to school and attempted to take her own life, a special program to address the issue has been planned.
White County Family Connection and Restoration Point Church have arranged to have professionals on hand to talk about school-age children and what they are experiencing.
The meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday at Restoration Point Church east of Cleveland.
Annette Boswell, Family Connections/student services attendance liaison at White County Schools, is one of the organizers for the event.
"We've been saying we need to do something for a long time and nobody really got it until we all were faced with it and there were lockdowns," Boswell said. "We have had a large number of students this year that have talked about and attempted suicide and I think it's time we as a community talk about it and see what we can do."
According to Boswell, the program is intended primarily for parents and community leaders and they will have advice to share.
"What not to do, more or less, or what you can do to keep your children safe as far as gun safety and locking your pills up and then who to contact," Boswell said.
Those attending will have an opportunity to learn more about the resources in and out of school to help.
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