NYC Public Schools Have Seen 10 Student Suicides In 7 Weeks


Locutus
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina (external - login to view) said she feels “heartsick” over the fact that 10 public school students have committed suicide (external - login to view) since she took office less than two months ago.

According to a report in the New York Post, Farina discussed the suicide epidemic during a private meeting with new school principals on Saturday.

The statistic has not been made public. The Post said it received a recording of Farina’s comments delivered at the prestigious Stuyvesant High School.

“As chancellor, I’ve been on the job seven weeks, and there have already been 10 reported suicides. We cannot allow those,” Farina said, according to the paper. “I get those e-mails all the time. And it makes me heartsick.”

A Department of Education spokesperson later confirmed none of the suicides in 2014 have happened on school property.

Farina urged the principals she was addressing to identify the lonely and troubled kids and reach out to them.


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Report: NYC Public Schools Have Seen 10 Student Suicides In 7 Weeks « CBS New York (external - login to view)
 
L Gilbert
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Holy crap! Those NY schools must be a bitch to attend, teachers are really scary, other students are f'n mean, or something.
I'd sure be eyeballing my kids for weird behavior.
 
WLDB
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10 suicides over 2 months in a state with a population of around 20 million. Its sad, but is it really an out of the ordinary number for a population of that size?
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDBView Post

10 suicides over 2 months in a state with a population of around 20 million. Its sad, but is it really an out of the ordinary number for a population of that size?

It seems to be. There's a little bit about the stats near the end here: 10 NYC schoolchildren have committed suicide in 2014 | New York Post (external - login to view)
 

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