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Coping With Student Deaths

Updated: Friday, March 29 2013, 06:15 AM EDT

In the wake of three student deaths at Swain County High School within weeks of each other, school leaders are taking extra steps to help students cope and keep them safe. 


The most recent case is Freshman Kevin Leonard who died Tuesday. Grief counselors have been on hand at Swain High each time. School leaders say they always have a team in place, but are learning to help fellow students in more casual settings, instead of inside offices.


They also have a program in place where teachers ride school buses to see where their students live to learn more about them. Grief counselors are also helping school staff.


Kevin Leonard’s death remains under investigation.  


Rex Hodge

Coping With Student Deaths


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