Thursday, 04 June 2015
After an alarming number of attempted suicides were reported throughout Macon County Schools, Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin asked Marci Holland, Students Service Coordinator for Macon County Schools, to develop a report to get a better picture of the situation.
According to Holland, there have been a total of 31 cases where students have exhibited "suicidal ideations" in Macon County this school year. Suicidal ideations refer to cases where students could be having suicidal thoughts, making a plan for suicide, or attempting suicide.
“We have had two almost successful suicide attempts in Macon County Schools recently, and because they happened so close together, and because of the age of the students, I asked Marci to give the board a better look at what is going on in our school system,” said Dr. Baldwin.